101586: Nicotine Addiction: Collection I (NIDA Notes)

Article 1: Behavioral Problems Related to Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy Manifest Early in Childhood; Article 2: Endorphin Derivative Inhibits Reward From Morphine and Nicotine in Rats; Article 3: Standard Treatments Help Depressed Smokers Quit

About the Course:

This course is based on three NIDA Notes articles. NIDA Notes is a large collection of brief relevant articles focusing on current drug abuse treatment evidence.

Behavioral Problems Related to Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy Manifest Early in Childhood explains how researchers find probable precursors of adolescent conduct disorders in the behavior of toddlers and schoolchildren which is related to maternal smoking during pregnancy.

Endorphin Derivative Inhibits Reward From Morphine and Nicotine in Rats describes how recent studies suggest therapeutic potential for glycyl-glutamine in opiate and nicotine addiction.

Standard Treatments Help Depressed Smokers Quit explains how smoking cessation interventions that are effective in the general population also help for depressed smokers.
All three articles are contained in one PDF.

Journal/Publisher:

NIDA

Publication Date:

June 2008, October 2007, and April 2007

Authors

NIDA Notes Staff; Lori Whitten; Sarah Teagle

About the Authors:

Lori Whitten is a NIDA Notes staff writer.

Sarah Teagle is a NIDA Notes contributing writer.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about nicotine addiction. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the behavioral problems related to maternal smoking during pregnancy that manifest early in childhood.

  2. Describe how an endorphin derivative inhibits reward from morphine and nicotine in rats.

  3. Identify the standard treatments that help depressed smokers quit.

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