Summary of Nicotine Addiction East Chicago IN

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.

Tri City Comprehensive MH Center Inc
(219) 398-7050
3903 Indianapolis Boulevard
East Chicago, IN
Hotline
(219) 392-6001
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women
Language Services
Spanish

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Fresh Start Counseling Services
(219) 933-7990
7108 Calumet Avenue
Hammond, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Calumet Counseling and DUI Services
(708) 862-4054
1609 Sibley Boulevard
Calumet City, IL
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Addiction Counseling Services
(708) 418-3344
3346 Ridge Road
Lansing, IL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Edgewater System for
(219) 885-4264x4235
1110 West 5th Avenue
Gary, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Addiction and Family Care Inc
(219) 844-7152
3440 169th Street
Hammond, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Great Heights Family Medicina Ltd
(708) 862-8156
1473 Ring Road
Calumet City, IL
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Men
Language Services
Spanish, Yoruba

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Gutierrez and Associates
(312) 222-1075
1600 Torrence Avenue
Calumet City, IL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Midwest Treatment Center
(708) 889-9742
17821 Chappel Avenue
Lansing, IL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Polish, Spanish

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Integrative Counseling Services
(219) 922-0735
3037 45th Street
Highland, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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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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