Article with Dr. Bankole Johnson

Alcoholics appear to have success cutting back their alcohol intake when they take an anti-nausea medication commonly given to people undergoing chemotherapy, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday.

Researchers have discovered that active alcoholics with a certain genetic profile responded to the drug, ondansetron, by having fewer drinks per day and more days of abstinence than compared with others who did not receive the drug. Their drinking subsided enough that they dropped out of the high-risk category of drinker.

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