Summary of Nicotine Addiction Marion NC

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.

McLeod Addictive Disease Center
(828) 659-3966
117 West Medical Court
Marion, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Clean on Green
(828) 438-1002
311/313 North Green Street
Morganton, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Americas Addiction Treatment Inc
(704) 806-0394
204 McDowell Street
Morganton, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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TLC Human Resources Inc
(828) 438-4357
502 Church Street
Morganton, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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First at Blue Ridge Inc
(828) 669-0011
32 Knox Road
Ridgecrest, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Universal MH/DD/SAS
(828) 759-2228
301 East Meeting Street
Morganton, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Robert Swain Recovery Center
(828) 669-4161
932 Old U.S. 70
Black Mountain, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men

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Julian F Keith
(828) 669-3402
201 Tabernacle Road
Black Mountain, NC
Hotline
(800) 662-7030
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Catawba Valley Behavioral Heathcare
(828) 757-5685
350 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC
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
Spanish

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Sims Consulting and Clinical Service
(704) 630-6634
1720 Hampshire Drive
Salisbury, NC
Hotline
(800) 658-5520x0
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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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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