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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...

2014-02-12 23:30:57

New Life House announces that victory over addiction is significantly increased with participation in their Parent Guide Program and the 12-step program of Al Anon. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 New Life House operates on the premise that no one does this alone. Since 1985 they have been offering hope and solutions for parents with struggling sons. Through their family style, community living model, they have been in the business of giving life a second chance to families...

2014-02-12 23:28:04

Aid in Recovery released a statement today commenting on a scientific study that examines the link between mental illness and drug addiction. Aid in Recovery is a premier drug and alcohol addiction treatment center in South Florida. Stuart, Florida (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Aid in Recovery, a full service drug and alcohol treatment center in South Florida, released a statement today commenting on new research that examine s the link between mental illness and drug addiction. The study...

2014-02-12 23:26:34

The latest blog post from A Forever Recovery, a leading addiction treatment center that has pioneered a moral reasoning approach to recovery that empowers each individual client to access the spiritual, cognitive, and fellowship support that they need, explores a critically important topic that couldn’t just salvage lives, but could ultimately save them as well: the need for drug addicts to seek professional help. Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 The latest blog post from A...

2014-02-12 12:31:49

Don't Quit on Your Smoker Until They've Quit for Good. Spread the love: #loveyoursmoker WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Too often, people think of a smoker in their life as someone who simply can't kick a 'nasty habit'. That's dead wrong - smoking is an addiction that most smokers desperately want to overcome. But it takes an average of 11 quit attempts before they succeed. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101101/DC86294LOGO) At Legacy we believe...


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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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