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The effect of varenicline administration on cannabis and tobacco use in cannabis and nicotine dependent individuals – A case-series

NZ Literature Abstract

posted by WM Admin on 2015-06-10 08:47:02.268

Authors

David A. L. Newcombe
Natalie Walker
Janie Sheridan
Susanna Galea

Year of Publication

2015

Source

Addiction Research & Therapy, 6:2

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status

Completed

Abstract

In this study, the authors tested their hypothesis that varenicline may also effect cannabis use with five nicotine and cannabis dependent individuals attending a community alcohol and drug service in Auckland who expressed a desire to quit tobacco smoking. They conclude from their analysis that varenicline "... was associated with reductions in the enjoyment reported from using cannabis, and the amount of cannabis used. These results support further investigation of varenicline’s potential as a therapeutic intervention to treat dependence on nicotine and cannabis".

How to Access

This is an open access article and is available to read in free full text at: http://omicsonline.org/open-access/the-effect-of-varenicline-administration-on-cannabis-and-tobacco-use-in-cannabis-and-nicotine-dependent-individuals--a-caseseries-2155-6105-1000222.pdf