Nicotine treatment at the drug dependency program of the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. A researcher's perspective.
Substance use disorder treatment professionals historically have been reluctant to address tobacco dependence in their patients, despite a high prevalence of smoking, unique health effects, and evidence of physical addiction to nicotine.
We performed two prospective studies to examine (1) the feasibility of a smoke-free policy and nicotine treatment program in an inpatient drug and alcohol treatment program, and (2) the impact of this intervention on long-term treatment outcomes.
In both studies we used self-reported data from two groups of patients; one hospitalized after the implementation of the intervention and a historical control.
The first set of data indicated that patients were more interested in quitting smoking and were more likely to abstain from smoking after the policy was implemented than before.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Dépendance, Programme thérapeutique, Sevrage toxique, Efficacité traitement, Long terme, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Dependence, Therapeutic schedule, Poison withdrawal, Treatment efficiency, Long term, Human
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