HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Smoking may interfere with alcoholics' neurocognitive recovery during abstinence

  • Alcoholics frequently smoke.
  • Many alcoholics in treatment continue to smoke.
  • New findings indicate that smoking may interfere with alcoholics neurocognitive recovery during their first six to nine months of alcohol abstinence.
Alcoholics frequently smoke. Anywhere from 50 to 90 percent of individuals in North America who seek alcoholism treatment are also chronic smokers. New findings indicate that smoking may interfere with alcoholics neurocognitive recovery during their first six to nine months of abstinence from alcohol.

Results are published in the July issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

There are several possible explanations for the concurrent use of alcohol and tobacco products, said Timothy C. Durazzo, assistant adjunct professor in the department of radiology at the University of California San Francisco, and corresponding author for the study. Nicotine and alcohol may enhance each others rewarding properties; nicotine may decrease some of alcohols negative effects on cognition and motor incoordination; paired use of nicotine and alcohol may produce a strong association between the two substances such that the use of one leads to cravings for the other; and there may exist a genetic vulnerability for concurrent active cigarette smoking and alcohol dependence.

Durazzo added that previous research had shown that chronically smoking alcoholics demonstrate poorer performance in multiple areas of cognitive functioning than non-smokers when they are still actively drinking or after a short period of sobriety. However, it was unknown if non-smoking alcoholics and alcoholics who continued to smoke during abstinence would show comparable levels of recovery after a sustained period of sobriety, he said.

Study authors recruited three groups: 13 non-smoking recovering alcoholics (12 males, 1 female), 12 actively smoking recovering alcoholics (11 males, 1 fe
'"/>


25-Jun-2007


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease
2. Smoking rate has plummeted in New York City
3. Smoking and sleep top the list of lifestyle factors impacting oral health
4. Smoking, growing private hospital care for poor and US flu vaccine policies
5. Smoking influences Crohns disease
6. Smoking ban dramatically reduces air pollution in Irish pubs
7. Smoking may be a risk factor for tuberculosis
8. Smoking increases risk of TB infection, says new study
9. Smoking worsens knee osteoarthritis
10. Smoking cessation therapy may be harmful for ICU patients
11. Smoking ban associated with rapid improvement in health of bar workers

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/8/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2018 , ... Caring.com, the ... a leading provider of innovative medical alert systems, to its list of top medical ... for Premium Features . , Medical Guardian was one of fourteen companies that qualified ...
(Date:12/6/2018)... ... December 06, 2018 , ... HMP, ... Post-Acute Care Symposium (PACS). The meeting will take place May 9–10, 2019, and ... Society meeting in San Antonio, Texas. , PACS is uniquely designed to provide ...
(Date:12/6/2018)... RATON, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... December 06, 2018 ... ... those unable to cope with day-to-day life, there are alternative solutions. M.D.-formulated Relaxium ... , Relaxium Calm ’s main ingredient is Sensoril®, an extract of the ...
(Date:12/6/2018)... LAKE CITY and KENOSHA, Wisc. (PRWEB) , ... December 06, 2018 ... ... Division I NCAA Team to purchase and install LED light fixtures containing Indigo-Clean ... , “We are excited to be at the forefront of collegiate gymnastics programs across ...
(Date:12/5/2018)... Tenn. and DALLAS, Texas (PRWEB) , ... December ... ... team, again proved its leading SkinPen Precision device is setting a new standard ... its record-setting Aesthetics Everything win. , Each year this award is presented at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/5/2018)... ... December 05, 2018 , ... Smart pill device and app ... outcomes, today announced the launch of its new user-oriented nutritional supplement subscription service ... leverage its pioneering technology to enhance users’ control of, and adherence to, nutritional ...
(Date:11/29/2018)... ... November 29, 2018 , ... Access ... company’s powerful electronic forms and eSignatures functionality accessible via tablets, smartphones, and other ... in the consumer space and it’s about time hospital solutions caught up,” said ...
(Date:11/28/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... November 28, 2018 , ... nJoy Vision ... levels of myopia and astigmatism in one easy procedure following FDA approval of STAAR ... Toric ICL, is scheduled at nJoy Vision OKC on November 29th by Edward Jones, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: