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How long would it take to get over a nicotine addiction?

How long would it take to get over a nicotine addiction?

Start now: Nicotine is a formidable addiction tthat can be conquered one day at a time. The physical withdrawal takes a few days to a couple of weeks while the psychological can be much longer. The important thing is to get a plan and start. Talk to people who quit for support. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

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


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Are some people naturally immune to nicotine addiction?

Are some people naturally immune to nicotine addiction?

Not sure I would: Go that far, but there is a genetic component to addiction. If you do not have that genetic component, you may be less likley to develop nicotine addiction. But why test the theory. Just don't start. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for nicotine addiction recovery?

What are treatment options for nicotine addiction recovery?

Prevent withdrawal: The nicotine patch provides a constant level of nicotine in the blood, preventing acute withdrawal from smoking. The dose may be gradually reduced, allowing for a gentle detoxification which is best facilitated by mutual support, available in nicotine anonymous. ...Read more

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Any thoughts on why people with schizophrenia have such high rates of smoking (nicotine addiction)?

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 more

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How do meds treat nicotine addiction?

How do meds treat nicotine addiction?

Prevent withdrawal: The nicotine patch provides a constant level of nicotine in the blood, preventing acute withdrawal from smoking. The dose may be gradually reduced, allowing for a gentle detoxification which is best facilitated by mutual support, available in nicotine anonymous. ...Read more

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What are the statistics on nicotine addiction potential without someone actually inhahling?

What are the statistics on nicotine addiction potential without someone actually inhahling?

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

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What are some people immune to nicotine addiction?

What are some people immune to nicotine addiction?

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

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How much time is needed to develop smoking (nicotine) addiction?

How much time is needed to develop smoking (nicotine) addiction?

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

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What does a nicotine addiction feel like? How can you overcome it?

What does a nicotine addiction feel like? How can you overcome it?

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

Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
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Nicotine Addiction (Definition)

Nicotine addiction is a condition where there is a dependency on nicotine, the active substance of tobacco and cigarettes. The absence of this ...Read more


Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound during breathing. It occurs when air flows through ...Read more