Treatment of Nicotine Dependence in Substance Use Disorder Patients

  • Anne M. Joseph
Part of the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Reviews book series (DAAR, volume 4)


Smoking is responsible for over 400,000 deaths each year in the United States, more than three times the number of deaths annually resulting from alcohol and 100 times the deaths resulting from cocaine.1 Our culture draws many distinctions between addiction to tobacco and alcohol and other drugs, however. The drug dependency treatment field has traditionally regarded tobacco use as less dangerous than alcohol or other drug use. In part, this is because of fear of jeopardizing the success of drug dependency treatment by treating nicotine dependence, and many staff are themselves nicotine dependent.


Smoking Cessation Nicotine Dependence Nicotine Replacement Therapy Nicotine Withdrawal Dependency Treatment 
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