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Abstract Smoking is a leading cause of morbidity and premature mortality in the United States. The relationship between tobacco smoking and several forms of cancer, heart disease, stroke, chronic lung disease, and other medical diseases is well recognized and accepted. Recent epidemiological...
Abstract Comorbidity is the rule rather than the exception for substance use disorders, especially when they involve drugs other than alcohol. A common reaction of physicians to co-morbidity is to attribute the substance use of addicted people to “self-medicating” with drugs of abuse. When an...
Abstract Impulsive behaviors are observed in a wide range of psychiatric disorders, including substance use, bipolar, attention-deficit hyperactivity, antisocial and borderline personality, gambling, and eating disorders. The shared phenotype of impulsivity is thought to significantly contribute...
Abstract Obesity and substance abuse during adolescence have reached epidemic proportions, and both are among the leading major public health problems in the United States. There is a significant amount of weight and Body Mass Index (BMI) gain in adolescent ex-addicts during supervised and...
Abstract This article discusses a multi-faceted treatment paradigm used to service professionals with addictive disorders. Individualized treatment plans are developed based on a multitude of factors including administration of the TCI-R (Temperament Character Inventory), MCMI-III (Millon...
Abstract Our study showed that the perception of pain lessens with detoxification from chronic prescription opiate medications. Thus, removal of opiates resulted in less pain, and chronic administration of opiates actually increased pain perceptions. The underlying pathophysiology of increased...
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