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Education for Twelve Step Facilitation of alcoholism and addiction

  • Medical Marijuana

    American Society of Addiction Medicine Public Policy Statement on Medical Marijuana Background In the last twenty years, both the scientific community and the public have become interested in the therapeutic potential of cannabis and cannabinoids. Scientific interest has been based in large part on the discovery and elucidation of the endocannabinoid receptor system. Popular interest …∞

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    Addictability of Drugs

    Popularity and “Addictability” of Drugs Among U.S. Adults Among drugs used by U.S. adults, alcohol ranks first, by far, in popularity and seventh in “addictability,” according to a nationwide survey of 43,000 adults. More than 6 in 10 U .S. adults reported past-year use of alcohol and, of them, about 6 percent were dependent. Though …∞

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    Nicotine & the Brain

    Nicotine & the Brain
    Increase in Nicotine
    Receptors Makes Quitting
    Harder Smokers have more
    nicotine receptors in their
    brains than nonsmokers,
    making it more difficult for
    them to quit, according to
    researchers at Yale
    University. Researchers
    used brain-scanning
    technology to compare the
    nicotine receptors of 16
    smokers who had
    abstained for four days
    with scans from a group of
    16 nonsmokers. They
    found that the density of
    common nicotine receptors
    was higher among smokers
    during early abstinence,
    contributing to withdrawal
    symptoms. “Nicotine
    craving is an important
    factor associated with
    relapse,” said lead author
    Julie Staley. “This study
    paves the way for
    determining whether
    medications normalize the
    number of receptors and
    why some smokers

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    Smoking cessation aids in alcoholics

    Bupropion and nicotine patch as smoking cessation aids in alcoholics This is a double-blind placebo-controlled study of sustained-release bupropion as a smoking cessation aid in alcoholics undergoing treatment for their alcoholism. Participants (N=58) were enrolled within 1 week of entry into alcohol treatment from community and Veterans Affairs Substance Use Disorder programs. All participants received …∞

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