Nicotine is almost universally believed to be the major factor that motivates smoking and impedes cessation. Authorities such as the Surgeon General of the USA and the Royal College of Physicians in the UK have declared that nicotine is as addictive as heroin and cocaine. This book is a critique of the nicotine addiction hypothesis, based on a critical review of the research literature that purports to prove that nicotine is as addictive drug. The review is based on a re-examination of more than 700 articles and books on this subject, including animal and human experimental studies, effects of 'nicotine replacement therapies', and many other relevant sources. This review concludes that on present evidence, there is every reason to reject the generally accepted theory that nicotine has a major role in cigarette smoking. A critical examination of the criteria for drug addiction demonstrates that none of these criteria is met by nicotine, and that it is much more likely that nicotine in fact limits rather than facilitates smoking.
Bridge the gap between the physical foundations of substance abuse and the psychosocial approaches that can treat it This groundbreaking book offers helping professionals a thorough introduction to the neurobiological aspects of substance abuse. It presents the basic information on the subject, including the various neurobiological theories of addiction, and places them in a psychosocial context. Its clear and straightforward style connects the theoretical information with practical applications. This is an essential resource for substance abuse counselors, researchers, therapists, and social workers. Neurobiology of Addictions offers sound, tested information on substance abuse issues, including: neurobiological theories of addiction integrating drug treatments and therapeutic interventions using neurobiology to discover substance abuse in clients of various ages perspectives from social work, pharmacology, biology, and neuroscience
Drug Addiction; Is There Any Hope brings the reader face to face with the deadly lifestyle of the illicit drug world from a Biblical perspective. The Biblical perspective of the illicit drug world presents the truth in practical wisdom. With easy to follow Biblical principles, the reader can acquire knowledge for freedom and/or for sharing with others who are struggling with a lifestyle of illicit drug use. While observing the devastating consequences, which are certain to accompany the illicit drug world, one may sincerely ask - Is There Any Hope? This book, in a very practical way, discloses hope through the teachings of the Bible while addressing the cause, effect, and cure of drug addiction. With the help of God, the reader will learn how to effectively withstand the many challenges associated with the illicit drug world and gain the confidence to lead a productive life. Yes, there is hope!
Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll - Teens tell it all, some lost it all while others finally found it, through God. See what God says about sex before marriage and other controversial subjects as you read from these true stories. Scripture is placed appropriately so anyone going through a similar situation will find truth and guidance. Includes information on various street drugs, their definitions, their street names; and the effects these drugs have on the user. A powerful section with specific word prayers for almost anything you or your teen could be going through to apply and gain victory!
Breaking the Video Game Addiction is designed to offer advice to the public about the hazards and dark nature of gaming. What began as a simple past time hobby turned into a vice and tool to distract and desensitize.
In this book, parents will find information that may help them better monitor and reduce their child's game play. Adults will find useful tips that can help them reduce conflict in their relationships if gaming is involved by offering suggestions that can help them avoid confrontations with their spouse.
Byron Lonewolf is the author of Breaking the Video Game Addiction. He spends his days writing and helping other parents and gamers learn about the hazards of gaming and reawakens the trapped gamer to the growing dangers looming around us that so many are still unawake to.
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