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Will undergoing treatment for alcohol abuse also get rid of the person's smoking habit?

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Dr. Adam Front answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Addiction treatment centers used to not address smoking. Many people still resist being asked to stop smoking when they stop drinking or using other drugs. However it lights up the same reward pathways in the brain. Many treatment programs now strongly encourage quitting smoking @ the same time. It is a good idea. Those that continue to smoke have higher rates of relapse to the other substance.

Answered Jul 10, 2015



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