Drugs used for weight loss could help curb alcohol addiction, study finds

A new case study found that all six subjects saw a clinically significant decrease in symptoms while they were using semaglutide for weight loss.
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COULDN'TP RE. >> Rter: THIS MORNING THE >> Rter: THIS MORNING THE WILDOPULAR DRUG USED F WILDOPULAR DRUG USED F HTLOSS SEMAGLUT IS NOWSHOWING VE WILDOPULAR DRUG USED F HTLOSS SEMAGLUT IS NOWSHOWING VY WILDOPULAR DRUG USED F HTLOSS SEMAGLUT IS NOWSHOWING VE WILDOPULAR DRUG USED F HTLOSS SEMAGLUT IS NOWSHOWING VR WILDOPULAR DRUG USED F HTLOSS SEMAGLUT IS NOWSHOWING VS WILDOPULAR DRUG USED F HTLOSS SEMAGLUT IS NOWSHOWING VG WILDOPULAR DRUG USED F HTLOSS SEMAGLUT IS NOWSHOWING VS WILDOPULAR DRUG USED F HTLOSS SEMAGLUT IS NOWSHOWING VO WILDOPULAR DRUG USED F HTLOSS SEMAGLUT IS NOWSHOWING VF HTLOSS SEMAGLUT IS NOWSHOWING VF POTELLYBING ALCOHOL USE POTELLYBING ALCOHOL USE FOR THOSE WHORINK EXCESSIVELY. FOR THOSE WHORINK EXCESSIVELY. A NEW CASE STUDY COMPOSED OFIX A NEW CASE STUDY COMPOSED OFIX PEOP SCREENINGITIVE FOR A NEW CASE STUDY COMPOSED OFIX ALOP SCREENINGITIVE FOR A NEW CASE STUDY COMPOSED OFIX ALCO SCREENINGITIVE FOR A NEW CASE STUDY COMPOSED OFIX ALCOHOCREENINGITIVE FOR A NEW CASE STUDY COMPOSED OFIX ALCOHOL EENINGITIVE FOR A NEW CASE STUDY COMPOSED OFIX ALCOHOL U NINGITIVE FOR A NEW CASE STUDY COMPOSED OFIX ALCOHOL U DINGITIVE FOR A NEW CASE STUDY COMPOSED OFIX ALCOHOL U DISOITIVE FOR A NEW CASE STUDY COMPOSED OFIX ALCOHOL U DISORDIVE FOR A NEW CASE STUDY COMPOSED OFIX ALCOHOL U DISORD OE FOR A NEW CASE STUDY COMPOSED OFIX ALCOHOL U DISORD OR FOR A NEW CASE STUDY COMPOSED OFIX ALCOHOL U DISORD OR AUR A NEW CASE STUDY COMPOSED OFIX ALCOHOL U DISORD OR AUD FOUND TH A NEW CASE STUDY COMPOSED OFIX ALCOHOL U DISORD OR AUD FOUND TY A NEW CASE STUDY COMPOSED OFIX ALCOHOL U DISORD OR AUD FOUND TS A NEW CASE STUDY COMPOSED OFIX ALCOHOL U DISORD OR AUD FOUND TW A NEW CASE STUDY COMPOSED OFIX ALCOHOL U DISORD OR AUD FOUND TA A NEW CASE STUDY COMPOSED OFIX ALCOHOL U DISORD OR AUD FOUND TI A NEW CASE STUDY COMPOSED OFIX ALCOHOL U DISORD OR AUD FOUND TA A NEW CASE STUDY COMPOSED OFIX ALCOHOL U DISORD OR AUD FOUND TL A NEW CASE STUDY COMPOSED OFIX ALCOHOL U DISORD OR AUD FOUND TY ALCOHOL U DISORD OR AUD FOUND TY SIGNIFIC DECREASE IN SYMPTOMS SIGNIFIC DECREASE IN SYMPTOMS ILEHEY WERE USING ILEHEY WERE USING MAGLUTIDE FOR WEIGHT LOSS. MAGLUTIDE FOR WEIGHT LOSS. STIE MART WHO W NOT STIE MART WHO W NOT PART OF STUDY SAIDHILE SHE PART OF STUDY SAIDHILE SHE USO DRINK WINE EVERY GHT, USO DRINK WINE EVERY GHT, R URGE TONK HAS R URGE TONK HAS DISAPPEARED. DISAPPEARED. >> DRIG FOR ME WAS BECOMING >> DRIG FOR ME WAS BECOMING AN SUE. AN SUE. E FACT THAT I HAVE NO DES FOR IT AN SUE. E FACT THAT I HAVE NO DES FOR II AN SUE. E FACT THAT I HAVE NO DES FOR IS AN SUE. E FACT THAT I HAVE NO DES FOR IM AN SUE. E FACT THAT I HAVE NO DES FOR IT AN SUE. E FACT THAT I HAVE NO DES FOR II AN SUE. E FACT THAT I HAVE NO DES FOR IG AN SUE. E FACT THAT I HAVE NO DES FOR II AN SUE. E FACT THAT I HAVE NO DES FOR I' AN SUE. E FACT THAT I HAVE NO DES FOR I E FACT THAT I HAVE NO DES FOR I EXPECT ANDT WAS JUST A EXPECT ANDT WAS JUST A AZING SIDE FIT. AZING SIDE FIT. I CAN'T EVE TELL YOU. I CAN'T EVE TELL YOU. Reporter:S SMALL CAS STUDY SETT I CAN'T EVE TELL YOU. Reporter:S SMALL CAS STUDY SETN I CAN'T EVE TELL YOU. Reporter:S SMALL CAS STUDY SET I CAN'T EVE TELL YOU. Reporter:S SMALL CAS STUDY SETH I CAN'T EVE TELL YOU. Reporter:S SMALL CAS STUDY SET I CAN'T EVE TELL YOU. Reporter:S SMALL CAS STUDY SETT I CAN'T EVE TELL YOU. Reporter:S SMALL CAS STUDY SETG I CAN'T EVE TELL YOU. Reporter:S SMALL CAS STUDY SETE Reporter:S SMALL CAS STUDY SETE LARGER CLINIRIALS LOOKI LARGER CLINIRIALS LOOKI AT SEMAGLUTIS A TREATMENT AT SEMAGLUTIS A TREATMENT FOR AUD A RESEARS ERE FOR AUD A RESEARS ERE WHR THE DRUAS THE WHR THE DRUAS THE POTENTIAL TO TREAT OTHER POTENTIAL TO TREAT OTHER EXPE USECOIONS. EXPE USECOIONS. AND AGAIN T INI STUDY AND AGAIN T INI STUDY ONLY INCLUDED SIX TIENTS.AS YOUH AND AGAIN T INI STUDY ONLY INCLUDED SIX TIENTS.AS YOUA AND AGAIN T INI STUDY ONLY INCLUDED SIX TIENTS.AS YOUM AND AGAIN T INI STUDY ONLY INCLUDED SIX TIENTS.AS YOUR AND AGAIN T INI STUDY ONLY INCLUDED SIX TIENTS.AS YOU AND AGAIN T INI STUDY ONLY INCLUDED SIX TIENTS.AS YOUH AND AGAIN T INI STUDY ONLY INCLUDED SIX TIENTS.AS YOU ONLY INCLUDED SIX TIENTS.AS YOU IES ARE ALREADY UNDER WAY. IES ARE ALREADY UNDER WAY. OULD BE YEARSORE W KNOW OULD BE YEARSORE W KNOW THE TRUE RESULTS BUT CINLY REASO OULD BE YEARSORE W KNOW THE TRUE RESULTS BUT CINLY REAS OULD BE YEARSORE W KNOW THE TRUE RESULTS BUT CINLY REASO OULD BE YEARSORE W KNOW THE TRUE RESULTS BUT CINLY REASH OULD BE YEARSORE W KNOW THE TRUE RESULTS BUT CINLY REASP OULD BE YEARSORE W KNOW THE TRUE RESULTS BUT CINLY REAS. THE TRUE RESULTS BUT CINLY REAS. HANK YOU VERCH. HANK YOU VERCH. JEN IHERE. JEN IHERE. YOU KNOW LOT ABOUT T YOU KNOW LOT ABOUT T DRUGS. DRUGS. AT IS THI SELLINGUS? AT IS THI SELLINGUS? WHAT' INTERNG A THISIS TWO DOCT AT IS THI SELLINGUS? WHAT' INTERNG A THISIS TWO DOCR AT IS THI SELLINGUS? WHAT' INTERNG A THISIS TWO DOCO AT IS THI SELLINGUS? WHAT' INTERNG A THISIS TWO DOC AT IS THI SELLINGUS? WHAT' INTERNG A THISIS TWO DOCE AT IS THI SELLINGUS? WHAT' INTERNG A THISIS TWO DOCR AT IS THI SELLINGUS? WHAT' INTERNG A THISIS TWO DOC AT IS THI SELLINGUS? WHAT' INTERNG A THISIS TWO DOCH AT IS THI SELLINGUS? WHAT' INTERNG A THISIS TWO DOC AT IS THI SELLINGUS? WHAT' INTERNG A THISIS TWO DOCA AT IS THI SELLINGUS? WHAT' INTERNG A THISIS TWO DOCE AT IS THI SELLINGUS? WHAT' INTERNG A THISIS TWO DOCB AT IS THI SELLINGUS? WHAT' INTERNG A THISIS TWO DOCE AT IS THI SELLINGUS? WHAT' INTERNG A THISIS TWO DOC AT IS THI SELLINGUS? WHAT' INTERNG A THISIS TWO DOCA AT IS THI SELLINGUS? WHAT' INTERNG A THISIS TWO DOCI AT IS THI SELLINGUS? WHAT' INTERNG A THISIS TWO DOCG AT IS THI SELLINGUS? WHAT' INTERNG A THISIS TWO DOCE AT IS THI SELLINGUS? WHAT' INTERNG A THISIS TWO DOCT AT IS THI SELLINGUS? WHAT' INTERNG A THISIS TWO DOC AT IS THI SELLINGUS? WHAT' INTERNG A THISIS TWO DOCN AT IS THI SELLINGUS? WHAT' INTERNG A THISIS TWO DOC WHAT' INTERNG A THISIS TWO DOC THE GLP1 THE SLUTIDE FOR THE GLP1 THE SLUTIDE FOR WEIGHTS INCNGATS WEIGHTS INCNGATS OBESITY HAVE STARTEDORTING OBESITY HAVE STARTEDORTING THIS THIS S CASE STUDYAS ONE OF S CASE STUDYAS ONE OF THEIRST T THAT REPD I THEIRST T THAT REPD I THE LITERATUR THEIR EXPERIENCE THE LITERATUR THEIR EXPERIENCE WITHIR CNGS FOR ALCOHOL THE LITERATUR THEIR EXPERIENCE USTHIR CNGS FOR ALCOHOL THE LITERATUR THEIR EXPERIENCE USE,IR CNGS FOR ALCOHOL THE LITERATUR THEIR EXPERIENCE USE, T CNGS FOR ALCOHOL THE LITERATUR THEIR EXPERIENCE USE, THENGS FOR ALCOHOL THE LITERATUR THEIR EXPERIENCE USE, THEIRS FOR ALCOHOL THE LITERATUR THEIR EXPERIENCE USE, THEIR SFOR ALCOHOL THE LITERATUR THEIR EXPERIENCE USE, THEIR SCTR ALCOHOL THE LITERATUR THEIR EXPERIENCE USE, THEIR SCTIVALCOHOL THE LITERATUR THEIR EXPERIENCE USE, THEIR SCTIVE COHOL THE LITERATUR THEIR EXPERIENCE USE, THEIR SCTIVE EXHOL THE LITERATUR THEIR EXPERIENCE USE, THEIR SCTIVE EXPEL THE LITERATUR THEIR EXPERIENCE USE, THEIR SCTIVE EXPERIENCEWITH THE LITERATUR THEIR EXPERIENCE USE, THEIR SCTIVE EXPERIENCEWITT THE LITERATUR THEIR EXPERIENCE USE, THEIR SCTIVE EXPERIENCEWITA THE LITERATUR THEIR EXPERIENCE USE, THEIR SCTIVE EXPERIENCEWIT. USE, THEIR SCTIVE EXPERIENCEWIT. LY POWERFULLY DOCUMENTED LY POWERFULLY DOCUMENTED THES ARE THAT IT WORKS I THES ARE THAT IT WORKS I BRAIN, I YOUR REWARD BRAIN, I YOUR REWARD ER. ER. ISLD BE A M ER. INLD BE A M ER. INDI BE A M ER. INDICAE A M ER. INDICATIA M ER. INDICATIONM INDICATIONM >> IE TO SAY, WEW A LOT >> IE TO SAY, WEW A LOT OF PEHO ARE TAKING THESE OF PEHO ARE TAKING THESE DRUGS. DRUGS. TH REPORT SAME THING. TH REPORT SAME THING. ABSOLY, THEY DO ABSOLY, THEY DO >> WHAT TREATME OPT ARE >> WHAT TREATME OPT ARE AVAIE FOR SUBSTANCESE AVAIE FOR SUBSTANCESE SORDER? AVAIE FOR SUBSTANCESE >>RDER? AVAIE FOR SUBSTANCESE >> TER? AVAIE FOR SUBSTANCESE >> THI? AVAIE FOR SUBSTANCESE >> THIS SHEDS L ON WHAT >> THIS SHEDS L ON WHAT EATMENTS ALREADY EING EATMENTS ALREADY EING D HOW THEY'RE NOTEING ED. D HOW THEY'RE NOTEING ED. ERE WERE THREE FDA APPROVED ERE WERE THREE FDA APPROVED MEDICATIONS FOR PEOPLE W MEDICATIONS FOR PEOPLE W ALCOUSE DISORDTHEY ARE VASTLY UN MEDICATIONS FOR PEOPLE W ALCOUSE DISORDTHEY ARE VASTLY UE MEDICATIONS FOR PEOPLE W ALCOUSE DISORDTHEY ARE VASTLY U MEDICATIONS FOR PEOPLE W PRCOUSE DISORDTHEY ARE VASTLY U MEDICATIONS FOR PEOPLE W PRESUSE DISORDTHEY ARE VASTLY U MEDICATIONS FOR PEOPLE W PRESCRE DISORDTHEY ARE VASTLY U MEDICATIONS FOR PEOPLE W PRESCRIBDISORDTHEY ARE VASTLY U MEDICATIONS FOR PEOPLE W PRESCRIBEDSORDTHEY ARE VASTLY U PRESCRIBEDSORDTHEY ARE VASTLY U BEHAAL INENTIONS. PRESCRIBEDSORDTHEY ARE VASTLY U THHAAL INENTIONS. PRESCRIBEDSORDTHEY ARE VASTLY U THENAL INENTIONS. PRESCRIBEDSORDTHEY ARE VASTLY U THEN T INENTIONS. PRESCRIBEDSORDTHEY ARE VASTLY U THEN TECNENTIONS. PRESCRIBEDSORDTHEY ARE VASTLY U THEN TECH NTIONS. PRESCRIBEDSORDTHEY ARE VASTLY U THEN TECH BRIONS. PRESCRIBEDSORDTHEY ARE VASTLY U THEN TECH BR ANS. PRESCRIBEDSORDTHEY ARE VASTLY U THEN TECH BR APP. PRESCRIBEDSORDTHEY ARE VASTLY U THEN TECH BR APP B THEN TECH BR APP B THERAP OBVIOUS INCING THERAP OBVIOUS INCING ULARITY AND RESEARCHUT THERAP OBVIOUS INCING THARITY AND RESEARCHUT THERAP OBVIOUS INCING THEYITY AND RESEARCHUT THERAP OBVIOUS INCING THEY HY AND RESEARCHUT THERAP OBVIOUS INCING THEY HAVAND RESEARCHUT THERAP OBVIOUS INCING THEY HAVE D RESEARCHUT THERAP OBVIOUS INCING THEY HAVE RORESEARCHUT THERAP OBVIOUS INCING THEY HAVE ROLESEARCHUT THERAP OBVIOUS INCING THEY HAVE ROLE AARCHUT THERAP OBVIOUS INCING THEY HAVE ROLE AWECHUT THERAP OBVIOUS INCING THEY HAVE ROLE AWELLUT THERAP OBVIOUS INCING THEY HAVE ROLE AWELL.T THEY HAVE ROLE AWELL.T AL OF T THING,HIS ISN'T AL OF T THING,HIS ISN'T ABJUST POTENTIALLYHOOSING ABJUST POTENTIALLYHOOSING IT'SUT YOU HAVE AN ALCOHOL USEDISO, SANCE USE USEDISO, SANCE USE DISORD FILLING THEOAT AND DISORD FILLING THEOAT AND TTING AS MUCH TMENT AS TTING AS MUCH TMENT AS CAN MAKE A BIG CHANGE IN YOUR CAN MAKE A BIG CHANGE IN YOUR . . >> I RY SEEMS LIKE A >> I RY SEEMS LIKE A CLE DRUG. CLE DRUG. WHOES THERE SEEM TOE A WHOES THERE SEEM TOE A STIG STIG >> SOC BACKLASH, LINSEY,S >> SOC BACKLASH, LINSEY,S , WHETHER IT'S FOR WEIGHTMANAGEM >> SOC BACKLASH, LINSEY,S , WHETHER IT'S FOR WEIGHTMANAGEN >> SOC BACKLASH, LINSEY,S , WHETHER IT'S FOR WEIGHTMANAGE >> SOC BACKLASH, LINSEY,S , WHETHER IT'S FOR WEIGHTMANAGEE >> SOC BACKLASH, LINSEY,S , WHETHER IT'S FOR WEIGHTMANAGET >> SOC BACKLASH, LINSEY,S , WHETHER IT'S FOR WEIGHTMANAGE >> SOC BACKLASH, LINSEY,S , WHETHER IT'S FOR WEIGHTMANAGEL >> SOC BACKLASH, LINSEY,S , WHETHER IT'S FOR WEIGHTMANAGEN >> SOC BACKLASH, LINSEY,S , WHETHER IT'S FOR WEIGHTMANAGES >> SOC BACKLASH, LINSEY,S , WHETHER IT'S FOR WEIGHTMANAGE. >> SOC BACKLASH, LINSEY,S THWHETHER IT'S FOR WEIGHTMANAGE. >> SOC BACKLASH, LINSEY,S THATETHER IT'S FOR WEIGHTMANAGE. >> SOC BACKLASH, LINSEY,S THAT RHER IT'S FOR WEIGHTMANAGE. >> SOC BACKLASH, LINSEY,S THAT REAR IT'S FOR WEIGHTMANAGE. >> SOC BACKLASH, LINSEY,S THAT REA CIT'S FOR WEIGHTMANAGE. >> SOC BACKLASH, LINSEY,S THAT REA CAN'S FOR WEIGHTMANAGE. >> SOC BACKLASH, LINSEY,S THAT REA CAN'T FOR WEIGHTMANAGE. >> SOC BACKLASH, LINSEY,S THAT REA CAN'T-IOR WEIGHTMANAGE. >> SOC BACKLASH, LINSEY,S THAT REA CAN'T-IT' WEIGHTMANAGE. >> SOC BACKLASH, LINSEY,S THAT REA CAN'T-IT'S EIGHTMANAGE. >> SOC BACKLASH, LINSEY,S THAT REA CAN'T-IT'S JUGHTMANAGE. >> SOC BACKLASH, LINSEY,S THAT REA CAN'T-IT'S JUSTTMANAGE. >> SOC BACKLASH, LINSEY,S THAT REA CAN'T-IT'S JUST MANAGE. THAT REA CAN'T-IT'S JUST MANAGE. WRONG. WRONG. IF YOU H HIGHODPRESSU YOU WOULD WRONG. IF YOU H HIGHODPRESSU YOU WOULDR WRONG. IF YOU H HIGHODPRESSU YOU WOULDA WRONG. IF YOU H HIGHODPRESSU YOU WOULD WRONG. IF YOU H HIGHODPRESSU YOU WOULDT WRONG. IF YOU H HIGHODPRESSU YOU WOULD. IF YOU H HIGHODPRESSU YOU WOULD. THERE'S ROL FOR ESE. THERE'S ROL FOR ESE. IT'S NOT F EVERYO IT'S NOT F EVERYO IT'S N ONE SIZE FITS ALL. IT'S N ONE SIZE FITS ALL. YOU H TO FACTOR IE RISK YOU H TO FACTOR IE RISK OF N TAK MEDICAT LIKE OF N TAK MEDICAT LIKE THIS VERSUSEFITS OF TREATING IT OF N TAK MEDICAT LIKE THIS VERSUSEFITS OF TREATING ITH OF N TAK MEDICAT LIKE THIS VERSUSEFITS OF TREATING ITN OF N TAK MEDICAT LIKE THIS VERSUSEFITS OF TREATING ITW OF N TAK MEDICAT LIKE THIS VERSUSEFITS OF TREATING ITI OF N TAK MEDICAT LIKE THIS VERSUSEFITS OF TREATING ITT OF N TAK MEDICAT LIKE THIS VERSUSEFITS OF TREATING ITO OF N TAK MEDICAT LIKE THIS VERSUSEFITS OF TREATING ITE THIS VERSUSEFITS OF TREATING ITE OPTIONS. OPTIONS. >>MS HELP WITH

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