Nicotine helps cognitive function in alcoholics

All you smokers have a new excuse. Fortunately, the patch appears to have the same benefits. One question though, if smoking is associated with relapse, does NRT carry the same risks?

  • Alcoholics in early recovery tend to have impaired cognitive functioning.
  • Nicotine is known to have beneficial effects under certain circumstances.
  • New findings show that nicotine patches may enhance cognitive functioning among newly recovering alcoholics with a history of smoking.