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Mindfulness Meditation and Addiction

Mindfulness Meditation and Addiction

  New research suggests that mindfulness meditation helps people to reduce tobacco use and manage stress, according to scientists Michael Posner and Yi-Yuan Tang. It has long been established that addiction to drugs, alcohol, and even cigarettes involves a specific area of the brain related to self-control. This area, which is located in the fronto-median cortex, has been studied by researchers using brain scans and other brain imaging methods. In a recent study conducted by scientists at … Read entire article »

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E-Cigarettes: Are They Better For You Than the Real Deal?

E-Cigarettes: Are They Better For You Than the Real Deal?

  While restrictions on smoking cigarettes become stricter and stricter, and taxes on them rise across the country, there is an heated debate over the safety and regulation of electronic cigarettes. Many view electronic cigarettes as a helpful cessation tool, or as a safer alternative to smoking the real thing. Although there haven’t been any large-scale conclusive studies, it would seem to make sense that there are less disastrous health effects associated with e-cigarettes than their … Read entire article »

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Quitting Chew Made Easy with Nicotine Substitutes

Quitting Chew Made Easy with Nicotine Substitutes

Nicotine lozenges and nicotine-free chew have proven effective in deterring smokeless tobacco users from continuing their habits, a new Mayo Clinic study suggests. Apparently, the 81 subjects recruited entered the study with no desire to give up their habit anytime soon. Half of the 81 were administered 4-mg nicotine lozenges and half received tobacco-free chew intended to help them cut back or quit. The participants were asked to gradually give up their smokeless tobacco use over … Read entire article »

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Smoking Rates Higher Among People with Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders

Smoking Rates Higher Among People with Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders

  Adults with a mental illness or a substance use disorder represent about 25 percent of the U.S. population but account for nearly 40 percent of all cigarettes smoked in the country, according to a new study by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The researchers also said that the smoking rate among adults aged 18 and older with a mental illness or substance use disorder is about 38 percent, compared with less … Read entire article »

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Decrease in Alcohol and Tobacco Use Among Teenagers Despite Mental Health Concerns

Decrease in Alcohol and Tobacco Use Among Teenagers Despite Mental Health Concerns

  According to a recent study, fewer teenagers are smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol compared to two years ago. In October, the Washington Department of Health conducted its biannual “Healthy Youth Survey” of students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 from over 1,000 schools across the state. The survey is both anonymous and voluntary and asks a wide range of questions related to overall health, providing invaluable information for communities in the state of Washington. … Read entire article »

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Electronic Cigarettes Grow in Popularity, Despite Health Concerns

  You may have seen them at the mall, in a movie theater, or in a restaurant.  Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, are everywhere these days.  There have been numerous claims that smokeless cigs are a healthy alternative to smoking and that they are useful in combating addiction.  Recently, however, an Italian health minister official said that there is no scientific proof to substantiate those claims, and that they could be very harmful. The e-cigarette is like a hand-held electronic vaporizer, with a reservoir for aroma solution that contains tobacco’s addiction-forming nicotine.  A battery-powered atomizer in the device vaporizes the solution, which contains nicotine, creating a smoke-like vapor that enters the bloodstream via the lungs. Scientists who have studied the electronic cigarette say that the smoke it produces is less toxic than a regular cigarette, … Read entire article »

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Why Quitting Smoking is Hard to Do

Millions of cigarette smokers try to quit every year, but most of them make the attempt unsuccessfully. There are various options available for cigarette smokers who are trying to quit.  But we still haven’t figured out why the majority of smokers who are making the effort forgo these options, such as nicotine gum, nicotine patches, and prescription pills.  It seems that they just try to quit smoking one day, without seeing a doctor. It is possible they are simply unaware that such quitting aids exist. Whatever the case may be, most of them make the attempt relatively unsuccessfully.  Sadly, statistics show that as many as 95 percent of those who make the attempt to quit smoking actually relapse within their first year.  Why is it so hard? Recent research has revealed that when … Read entire article »

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Red Cross Works to End this Drug War!!!

Red Cross Works to End this Drug War!!!

  Recently, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies addressed the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs and called for the decriminalization of drugs.  After decades of failed policy, it should be an obvious fact to the governments and law agencies of the world that stigmatization and punishment of drug users only forces them into lives of hiding in the crevices and cracks of the city, where they must constantly avoid encounters with … Read entire article »

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The Needle and the Damage Undone

The Needle and the Damage Undone

  Heroin is a very popular drug around the world. Over the past couple years, heroin has become an epidemic. During my two years of using heroin, I have seen many friends go down with this drug addiction. Before I was using heroin, I was smoking weed on a daily basis. I first started smoking when I was a freshman in high school. Sophomore year came around and I didn’t smoke weed more than ten times. By … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addiction, Featured

Betel Nut

Betel Nut

For six weeks during the summer of 2005, I went to visit my father in Taiwan. I was ecstatic. I could not wait to visit a  place so different from what I had grown accustomed to. I had visited Latin America (and lived there) many times before, but it’s such a westernized culture. This would be my first time in Asia. None of the comforts of home would be there. No Abrahamic characters on street signs. … Read entire article »

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