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How Long Does Wheezing Associated With Nicotine Addiction Last
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more
Any thoughts on why people with schizophrenia have such high rates of smoking (nicotine addiction)?
Nicotine & Schiz: There are different ideas about this, but no "written in stone" answers. One is the possibility that nicotine may assist people whose internal "gating" mechanisms may be faulty -- where they have trouble differentiating inner from outer stimuli. Another is that nicotine may simply be more addicting in schizophrenic brains than others. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23919443. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
PURPOSE?: First, the question says you smoke or chew. The mucosal membranes of your mouth and tissues of your tongue will absorb nicotine. Your next breath will bring residual nicotine to your lungs. Stats don't matter. It's addivtive and odds are it will hurt you. Be kind to yourself and stop trying to make it all right. Stop. ...Read more
DIFFERENT POINT: The question is are you one of them. And will it hurt you now or later. For you, other people don't matter. It will hurt you. Do the smart thing and stop paying good money to be hurt. Stop. ...Read more
Just a few weeks: Nicotine addiction occurs very quickly, in fact research shows that some of the processes leading to addiction start to occur during the first cigarette one smokes! within weeks some degree of addiction develops in most. Thus, it is best to not start! see http://www.Scientificamerican.Com/article.Cfm?Id=hooked-from-the-first-cigarette. ...Read more
If you have a : regular pattern of smoking and feel like you need a cigarette to "relax," and have not been able to refrain from smoking when you have tried to stop, you are experiencing the symptoms of nicotine addiction. You may have also noticed an increase in the number of cigarettes you smoke per day. Hypnosis with a clinical psychologist can be an effective way to stop smoking. ...Read more
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