Addressing tobacco among individuals with a mental illness or an addiction
Department of Psychiatry
Diagnosis, Dual (Psychiatry); Humans; Mental Disorders; Smoking Cessation; Substance-Related Disorders; Tobacco Use Disorder
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.
DOI of Published Version
Addict Behav. 2004 Aug;29(6):1067-83. Link to article on publisher's site
Williams JM, Ziedonis DM. (2004). Addressing tobacco among individuals with a mental illness or an addiction. Psychiatry Publications. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2004.03.009. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/psych_pp/193