Though propranolol is in the early trial stages as a treatment for addiction, it shows great promise as a method to help people stay sober across different types of abused substances.
So yeah, sobriety is hard and staying sober is even more difficult, but researchers have identified at least one way that might make staying sober a little more manageable.
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