Addiction by Vatsal Thakkar, Pat Levitt

By Vatsal Thakkar, Pat Levitt

A background of habit covers how and why humans develop into hooked on a variety of medicinal drugs, nutrition, or actions, and the way addictions will be treated...Title: .Addiction..Author: .Thakkar, Vatsal, M.D...Publisher: .Facts on File..Publication Date: .2006/07/01..Number of Pages: .128..Binding kind: .LIBRARY..Library of Congress: .2006004995

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For his efforts, he is considered the founder of the American temperance movement. Between 1825 and 1840, the consumption of distilled alcohol in the United States fell by 75%. 37 38 Addiction CASE STUDY Jerry is a 27-year-old band manager who lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee. He grew up in a home where no one drank alcohol. He was told that alcoholism runs in his family. His grandfather was an alcoholic who died from liver cancer, a consequence of his lifelong addiction to alcohol. When he was younger, Jerry thought he would live a life of abstinence like his father had.

We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. 10. We continued to take personal inventory and, when we were wrong, we promptly admitted it. 11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood him, praying only for knowledge of his will for us and the power to carry that out. 12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

The effects of nicotine last a relatively short time; its half-life in the blood is about 30 minutes. This is one reason why chronic smokers have to smoke all day long. They are, in essence, trying to maintain a constant level of nicotine in their bloodstream. Nicotine The short-term effects of nicotine include increased alertness, energy, and enhanced memory. Nicotine is also said to ease tension and stress and decrease the appetite. Some side effects include a quickened pulse and higher blood pressure.

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