ERIC Number: ED459380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Nicotine Addiction. National Institute on Drug Abuse Research Report Series.
National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Bethesda, MD.
The use of tobacco products is one of the most critical health problems facing the country. Through the use of neuroimaging technologies, it is now possible to see some of the changes in brain functioning that occur from smoking. There may be other chemicals in cigarette smoke that contribute to addiction. The improved understanding of addiction, along with the identification of nicotine as an addictive drug, has been instrumental in the development of medications and behavioral management treatments for nicotine addiction. The combination of scientific information and treatment strategies presented in this report provide current knowledge needed for intervention and prevention efforts in the medical and mental health services. (Contains 14 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Drug Addiction, Drug Education, High School Students, High Schools, Mental Health Programs, Psychoeducational Methods, Public Health, Smoking, Tobacco
For full text: http://www.nida.nih.gov/Published_Articles/Nicotine.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Bethesda, MD.