Addressing tobacco among individuals with a mental illness or an addiction

Jill M. Williams, Douglas Ziedonis

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Abstract

Tobacco dependence among individuals with a mental illness or an addiction is a tremendous problem that goes largely ignored. Studies of genetics, neuroimaging, and nicotinic receptors support a neurobiological link between tobacco use and alcohol dependence, drug dependence, schizophrenia, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and anxiety disorders. This paper summarizes the recent literature on this topic and discusses how treatment for tobacco can no longer be ignored in mental-health and addiction-treatment settings. More research is needed as well as a national organized effort to address tobacco in this large segment of smokers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1067-1083
Number of pages17
JournalAddictive Behaviors
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Toxicology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Keywords

  • Addiction
  • Mental illness
  • Nicotine
  • Tobacco

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