Summary of Nicotine Addiction Cockeysville MD

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.

First Step
(410) 628-6120
10400 Ridgland Road
Cockeysville, MD
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Glass Mental Health Foundation Inc
(410) 561-9591
2 West Aylesbury Road
Timonium, MD
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(410) 225-5452
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

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Kolmac Clinic
(410) 296-9747
6525 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Center for Mental Health LLC
(410) 321-9311
222 Bosley Avenue
Towson, MD
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Towson Addictions Center
(410) 337-8193
22 West Pennsylvania Avenue
Baltimore, MD
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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Baltimore Co Bureau of Substance Abuse
(410) 887-7671
10151 York Road
Cockeysville, MD
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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Glass Substance Abuse Programs Inc
(410) 561-9591
2 West Aylesbury Road
Timonium, MD
Hotline
(410) 225-5452
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Men

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Ralph D Raphael PhD PA
(410) 825-0042
21 West Road
Baltimore, MD
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Aware
(410) 825-7077
7801 York Road
Towson, MD
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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1st Alternative Counseling
(410) 356-9466
10806 Reisterstown Road
Owings Mills, MD
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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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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