Summary of Nicotine Addiction Joppa 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.

JOPPA Health Serices Inc
(410) 538-5809
623 Pulaski Highway
Joppa, MD
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Emmorton Treatment Services
(410) 569-5900
3105 Emmorton Road
Abingdon, MD
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Harford County Health Department
(410) 879-6988
5 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
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Mann House Inc
(410) 879-7619
14 Williams Street
Bel Air, MD
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
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Men

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Chesapeake Counseling Services
(410) 682-4141
7 Margaret Avenue
Baltimore, MD
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Phoenix Recovery Center Inc
(410) 671-7374
107 Edgewood Road
Edgewood, MD
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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MATT Program
(410) 273-9700
1361 Brass Mill Road
Belcamp, MD
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(443) 504-9246
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women

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Homecoming Project Inc
(410) 399-2904
502 South Tollgate Road
Bel Air, MD
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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TRW Associates
(410) 879-4532
212 North Tollgate Road
Bel Air, MD
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Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
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Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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EPOCH Counseling Center
(410) 574-2500
621 Stemmers Run Road
Essex, MD
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
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Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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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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