|Sitemap | Contact|
The drug addiction Newsletter is published periodically, and provides up-to-date information concerning advancements in the treatment of drug addiction, as well as drug addiction trends.
Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy:
Smoking on Rise Among U.S. Troops in Iraq
Health officials are concerned that the smoking rate among the more than 140,000 U.S. troops in Iraq is skyrocketing, as more soldiers use cigarettes to combat stress, boredom, and loneliness, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Aug. 29.
Although the Department of Defense has no figures on the smoking rates among deployed troops, returning personnel report high smoking rates. Dennis Amundson, a Navy captain and pulmonologist who returned from Iraq in July 2003, said the number of soldiers and Marines he saw smoking "was shocking."
"The cigarette became important to them," said Amundson, a member of the board of the American Lung Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties.
In addition to providing comfort, Amundson said cigarette smoking is a social activity among soldiers.
Health officials said informing soldiers that their increased smoking could lead to serious health problems later in life is a tough sell, because the reality is that combat troops are more worried about making it alive to tomorrow.
Debra Kelley, vice president of government relations for the California Lung Association, said the military should address the problem by making cigarettes more expensive and less socially acceptable.
"That's part of the challenge that the military has not risen to," she said.
According to military officials, smoking is prohibited in barracks and in military offices. In addition, smoking-cessation programs are available.
What is Rapid Detox?
Also referred to as 'ultra rapid opiate detox,' it is a rapid detoxification procedure for opiate based substances and addictions such as heroin, vicodin, methadone, or any prescribed narcotic pain killers.
· alcoholism · stimulants · heroin addiction · methamphetamines
cocaine addiction · marijuana addiction · prescription drugs · hallucinogens
drunk driving · dual diagnosis · oxycontin ® · drugs and denial · ecstasy
truths about cocaine · opioids · what is lsd · drugs at work
what is alcoholism · rehab programs · cns depressants · site map
|Home | Get Help Now! | About Rehabs | About Us | Resources|
|Nothing contained on the Drug Addiction Treatment Center web site is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or as a substitute for consultation with a qualified health care professional. Drug Addiction Treatment Center contains advertisements and links to third party websites. Drug Addiction Treatment Center does not make any representation, warranty, or endorsement of any product or service or the content or accuracy of any materials contained in, or linked to, any advertisement or link on the Site|