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2014-02-20 12:26:34

Standards apply to any physician treating addiction CHEVY CHASE, Md., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) announces its release of the Standards of Care for the Addiction Specialist Physician. Drafted by a diverse panel of addiction treatment providers, researchers and academicians and clinical outcomes experts, this document enumerates the essential treatment standards that should be met by a physician who manages or oversees...

2014-02-19 23:28:04

CEO Pax Prentiss comments on expanding access to addiction treatment. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Passages Malibu has long been associated with a world-class level of unparalleled luxury and comprehensive, one-on-one addiction treatment therapy. Now, thanks to an initiative to expand access to treatment, the luxury addiction treatment facility today announced a renewed effort toward expanding the acceptance of a variety of insurance plans. This effort will ultimately broaden the...

2014-02-18 23:30:40

Simple Recovery is proud to introduce David Skonezny as the new senior case manager for the treatment center. Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 Simple Recovery is proud to introduce David Skonezny as the new senior case manager for the treatment center. Skonezny oversees the programs at Simple Recovery, which include gender-specific therapy, sober sentry and a faith and spiritual track. Skonezny brings a combination of personal experience and education to the post, working...

2014-02-18 23:25:11

Pandora Internet Radio will allow the smoker trying to quit the ability to build an inspiring music playlist for free. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 Freedom Laser Therapy's blog post recommends the following songs to listen to or download from Pandora during the first 10 days of quitting smoking. Freedom Laser Therapy has helped thousands of smokers quit since 2003. Quitting smoking is about making a lifestyle change to become a healthier person and living free from...

2014-02-18 12:27:25

CENTER CITY, Minn., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hazelden's Social Community (www.hazelden.org/social) and the newly redesigned Hazelden Bookstore (www.hazelden.org/bookstore), two enhanced features of Hazelden's online resource center (www.hazelden.org), will officially launch today with a lineup of grand opening events and sales, culminating on March 1 with a free online screening of the groundbreaking documentary The Anonymous People. "The new Hazelden Betty Ford...

Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Deaths Continue To Climb
2014-02-17 09:34:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Federal official are blaming a deadly combination of heroin and the powerful narcotic fentanyl for over 80 deaths around the United States in recent weeks. Often used as an anesthetic, fentanyl is typically administered in hospitals to people in end-of-life care, such as terminal cancer patients. Dr. Karl Williams, the chief medical examiner in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County, told ABC News in January that recent trends represent a...

2014-02-14 23:22:04

Treatment Center Finder is battling addiction on the front lines seven days a week. To handle this growing problem, the company's addiction hotline has expanded into 6 new states, bringing the total states covered by their services up to 12 states total now. (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 The problem of addiction has risen dramatically in recent years in the United States. In October of 2013 it was stated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human services that around 20.4 million people...

2014-02-14 16:25:26

Data Show Rapid Onset of Action Combined with Strong Preference for eNT's Device Versus Smoking CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- e-Nicotine Technology (eNT) announced details from its initial clinical trial that were presented last week at the 20(th) Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco in Seattle, WA. The data were part of a presentation entitled "Achieving Rapid Smoking Urge Relief and Nicotine Pharmacokinetics Through the...

Stressed? Stop Smoking, You'll Feel Better
2014-02-14 12:30:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some smokers cite additional stress as a reason not to quit smoking, but a new research review in the British Medical Journal has found evidence that shows stopping smoking actually provides mental health benefits. The researchers claimed that the impact of quitting is equal to or greater than that seen from antidepressant treatment for mood and anxiety conditions. "Smokers can be reassured that stopping smoking is associated with...

2014-02-14 12:23:36

Tobacco Free Florida Raises Awareness About Smokeless Tobacco During Through With Chew Week TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tobacco Free Florida is encouraging Floridians to learn the facts about the harmful effects of using smokeless tobacco and to make a plan to stop using these products. To help raise awareness, the Florida Department of Health's Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida is observing Through With Chew Week from February 16-22. Compared to the decrease in youth...


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Nicotine Replacement Therapy
2013-03-04 16:06:28

Nicotine replacement therapy is the administration of nicotine by other means than smoking. This change in the way nicotine is delivered prevents the harmful effects of smoking and is usually used in smoking cessation. Types Nicotine replacement therapy can be administered in several forms. The type used depends on the patient and what fits into their lifestyle best. The forms available include: Nicotine patches – transdermal (through the skin) Nicotine gum – orally (through the...

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