In this study, we want to learn if a medication commonly used for weight loss and blood sugar control affects how people respond to alcohol and nicotine. This will help us to learn if this medication may be helpful for people who drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes. This is not a treatments study, and it is not intended for people who are actively trying to quit drinking or smoking.
Participants will be asked to take the study medication (an FDA-approved medication that helps control weight and blood sugar). Participants will attend weekly medication visits (1 hr) at UNC. Study visits will include medication, clinical measurements (heart rate, blood pressure, body weight), and questionnaires. A few of the visits will also include blood draws and urine tests. In addition, participants will attend two study visits that involve alcohol consumption. These visits will last up to 6-8 hours. Participants will also complete brief telephone check-ins approximately 4 times.
Up to $1000
Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies
Clinical or Medical
Healthy Volunteer or General Population
Substance Use (tobacco, alcohol, opioids, etc)