Summary of Nicotine Addiction Anchorage AK

The most common form of nicotine dependence is associated with the inhalation of cigarette smoke. Pipe and cigar smoking, tobacco chewing and the use of snuff are less likely to lead to nicotine dependence. This article, therefore, focuses on cigarette smoking as the primary agent of nicotine addiction.

Alaska Human Services Inc/Outpatient
(907) 561-4535
750 East Fireweed Lane
Anchorage, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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RITE Inc
(907) 562-7483
307 East Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Genesis Recovery Services Inc
(907) 243-5130
2825 West 42nd Avenue
Anchorage, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Cook Inlet Tribal Council Inc
(907) 550-2400
4330 Elmore
Anchorage, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Alaska VA Healthcare Sys/Reg Office
(907) 257-4854
2925 DeBarr Road
Anchorage, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Akeela Inc
(907) 565-1200
4111 Minnesota Drive
Anchorage, AK
Hotline
(907) 276-0528
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Starting Point
(907) 562-6116
341 West Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Stepping Stones
(907) 569-0097
611 West 47th Street
Anchorage, AK
Hotline
(907) 276-0528
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children, Criminal justice clients

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Volunteers of America Alaska
(907) 279-9634
1675 C Street
Anchorage, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Providence Alaska Medical Center
(907) 212-6970
3801 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Summary of Nicotine Addiction

Nicotine Addiction is a well-known among the teen community. Nicotine dependence can be successfully treated. The drug ‘Nicotine’ is a psychoactive drug with effects that reinforce tobacco use even though known harmful health effects. Family physicians are in an excellent position to promote both smoking cessation and smoking prevention. Nicotine is a psychoactive agent whose continued use usually leads to addiction. The pharmacologic and psychologic processes that determine nicotine addiction are similar to those that determine addiction to other drugs, such as heroin and cocaine. The most common form of nicotine dependence is associated with the inhalation of cigarette smoke. Pipe and cigar smoking, tobacco chewing and the use of snuff are less likely to lead to nicotine dependence. This article, therefore, focuses on cigarette smoking as the primary agent of nicotine addiction.

Cigarette smoking may be responsible for as many as 350,000 deaths annually in the United States, representing 18 percent of all deaths. Total costs of smoking-related health care and lost productivity amount to approximately $65 billion each year.

Despite escalating cigarette consumption worldwide, U.S. smoking rates are declining. Consumption reached a peak in the early 1960s, when 42 percent of adults smoked (52 percent of men and 34 percent of women). Per capita consumption began to drop after 1964, when the U.S. Surgeon General reported tobacco use to be a major health hazard. Currently, 26...

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