Summary of Nicotine Addiction Greenwich CT

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.

Recovery Program at Greenwich Hospital
(203) 863-4673
5 Perryridge Road
Greenwich, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Renaissance Project Inc/Port Chester
(914) 939-2700
132 Pearl Street
Port Chester, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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Liberation Programs Inc
(203) 356-1980
115 Main Street
Stamford, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Spanish

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Halfway Houses of Westchester Inc
(914) 946-0949
14 Longview Avenue
White Plains, NY
Services Provided
Halfway house

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White Plains Hospital Center
(914) 681-2800
Davis Avenue and East Post Road
White Plains, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, French, Igbo, Spanish

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Liberation Programs
(203) 869-1349
55 Old Field Point Road
Greenwich, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Viewpoint Recovery Program
(203) 356-1053
104-106 Richmond Hill Avenue
Stamford, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Connecticut Renaissance Inc
(203) 854-2915x3004
141 Franklin Street
Stamford, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Russian, Spanish

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NY Presbyterian Hosp Westchester Div
(914) 682-9100
21 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Saint Vincents Catholic Med Ctr of NY
(914) 925-5536
275 North Street
Harrison, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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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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