Diabetes Medication could Treat Drug Addiction - Page 2
Better still, Exendit-4 may be able to treat other dopamine related problems. "Any disease that is based on dysregulated dopamine can be potentially targeted. There is a lot of co-morbidity between metabolic disorders like diabetes and obesity and psychiatric disease like addiction and schizophrenia,” Galli said.
The researchers have said that while they are cautiously optimistic about the drug, there are not guarantees. Human trials will be necessary to ensure the drug’s effectiveness. The drug will also only be effective against certain addictions which so this is certainly not a cure all but for the time being, this drug is one of the best hopes for people with a stimulant addiction.