The growing scientific evidence for addressing nicotine addiction in chemical dependency (CD) treatment programs is reviewed.
This evidence provided the impetus for a survey of smoking patterns and quitting motivation and barriers among CD patients to identify ways to tailor standard nicotine addiction treatment methods and goals to their needs.
Smoking history questionnaires were administered to 118 consecutive patients in a residential CD treatment program.
The 66% of patients who smoked were predominately heavy smokers, highly addicted (mean 25 cigarettes per day, 76% smoking within 30 minutes of waking).
Although 63% of patients were « precontemplators », most of the sample had a history of one or more serious quit attempts, most reported strong beliefs in smoking harms and quitting benefits, and almost half reported a strong desire to stop smoking.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Alcoolisme, Toxicomanie, Association morbide, Programme thérapeutique, Sevrage toxique, Efficacité traitement, Questionnaire, Psychométrie, Enquête, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Alcoholism, Drug addiction, Concomitant disease, Therapeutic schedule, Poison withdrawal, Treatment efficiency, Questionnaire, Psychometrics, Inquiry, Human
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