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What is the treatment for nicotine addiction?

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Dr. Horacio Capote
Psychiatry
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In brief: Determination

As with any addiction, 1st you must realize there's a problem & become determined to change.
After this, knowledge is useful. Smoking cessation classes (usually 1.5 hours every 2 wks for a total of 3 classes) have been shown to double the number of people who succeed. There are also medications that decrease cravings for nicotine, bupropion & varenicline. Doing all of these is your best bet.

In brief: Determination

As with any addiction, 1st you must realize there's a problem & become determined to change.
After this, knowledge is useful. Smoking cessation classes (usually 1.5 hours every 2 wks for a total of 3 classes) have been shown to double the number of people who succeed. There are also medications that decrease cravings for nicotine, bupropion & varenicline. Doing all of these is your best bet.
Dr. Horacio Capote
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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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