Nicotine addiction treatment has been integrated with inpatient chemical dependency treatment in the Drug Dependency Treatment program (DDTP) of the Minneapolis VA Medical Center since June 1988.
The process of addressing this « new » drug (nicotine) is described.
It has required significant changes in staff awareness and attitudes and several years to melt denial of nicotine addiction and develop new habits that address nicotine in therapeutic interactions with patients.
Nicotine recovery has gradually been incorporated into all educational and therapeutic activities as well as the traditional recovery tools.
Six weeks postdischarge 58% of patients who were smokers upon admission were nicotine-free or had greatly reduced use, and 98% of these were abstinent from drugs/alcohol.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Dépendance, Programme thérapeutique, Sevrage toxique, Efficacité traitement, Rôle thérapeutique, Personnel sanitaire, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Dependence, Therapeutic schedule, Poison withdrawal, Treatment efficiency, Therapeutic role, Health staff, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0470558
Code Inist : 002B18C05. Création : 199406.