People have reported decreased drug and alcohol intake and even nail-biting when taking Ozempic. This has prompted researchers to begin studying Ozempic as a possible method for treating drug addiction.
Ozempic is a pharmaceutical drug that has long been used to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. It has recently been in the news due to its ability to assist in meaningful weight loss as a side effect.
An interesting new side effect has emerged with Ozempic and similar drugs. People who have been taking Ozempic have noticed not only a decrease in cravings and thoughts of food but also in other areas of addiction — such as smoking and drinking.
There is no specific drug or treatment for addiction or a one-size-fits-all method to end substance abuse. As of October 2023, there have not been any major clinical studies on the ability of Ozempic to treat addiction, and the side effects are still unknown.