We’ve been hearing a lot about drugs, like Ozempic, that treat diabetes, but are also found to help with weight loss.

But what if the drug could also unexpectedly help people with drug and alcohol addiction?

That’s the question being posed by a new study at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine.

Leading the study is Dr. Paul Kenny, director of the Drug Discovery Institute at Mount Sinai and he joined “News All Day” to talk mpre on this.

Dr. Kenny notes that substance use can impact the brain similarly to eating because both happen in the brain's part that are involve regulation and motivation. So if it’s possible to control the desire to eat, through Ozempic and other drugs, perhaps something similar will happen for substance abuse.

For more information about the study, go to CureAddictionNow.org profiles.mountsinai.org/paul-j-kenny.