Health Benefits of tobacco treatment for addictions patients
Recoveries Up in SmokeSource: www.williamwhitepapers.com
Author: William L. White
Synopsis: As a prelude to an upcoming blog, William White, Emeritus Senior Research Consultant at Chestnut Health Systems, reminds his readers of 12 facts related to smoking and addiction recovery, all of which underscore the health benefits to treating tobacco addiction within the addictions industry.
Stimulant-addicted patients can quit smoking without hindering treatmentSource: www.drugabuse.gov
Synopsis: The National Insitute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) summarizes a recent study funded by the National Institute on Health which dispels concerns about addressing tobacco addiction among substance abuse patients.
Mortality Following Inpatient Addictions Treatment - Role of Tobacco Use in a Community-Based CohortSource: jama.jamanetwork.com
Author: Richard D. Hurt, MD; Kenneth P. Offord, MS; Ivana T. Croghan, PhD; Leigh Gomez-Dahl; Thomas E. Kottke, MD; Robert M. Morse, MD; L. Joseph Melton III, MD
Synopsis: In this article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the authors of a study from 1996 conclude that patients previously treated for alcoholism and/or other non-nicotine drug dependence had an increased cumulative mortality that was due more to tobacco-related than to alcohol-related causes.
The authors further conclude that nicotine dependence treatment is imperative in such high-risk patients.