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What is the earliest research indicating tobacco products are addictive and/or harmful to the users health?

Tobacco usage in the US (and the world) has impacted the lives of many. It's use and health risks has been the subject of much discussion, controversy and legal action. What is the earliest research ...
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Treatment of addiction

Substance addiction e.g. heroin is treated by gradually decreasing doses of a less potent substance other than heroin (if I am correct). Is this rule can be applied to any other addiction e.g ...
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Is Moderated Caffeine Good? (if so how much and how often)

I have never engaged in caffeine except in rare circumstance where I take Excedrin due to a headache/migraine. However, after reading about the enhanced mental state from caffeine and trying a cup of ...
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Addiction to thinking hard [closed]

According to Wikipedia, Behavioral addiction is a form of addiction that involves a compulsion to engage in a rewarding non-drug-related behavior despite any negative consequences to the person's ...
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How long does it take for heroin withdrawal to begin?

If a heroin addict is unable to shoot up again, how soon after the most recent dose will serious withdrawal symptoms occur? Is it a matter of hours, or days?
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Is there a relationship between slope of the plasma concentration-time curve and addictiveness?

I've been reading about addiction medicine, and a lot of the discussion on pharmacokinetics seems to imply a truth that is never actually stated in words. Background: The Plasma Concentration vs. Time ...
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Early signs of cocaine addiction

What are signs to look for to determine overuse or addiction to cocaine?
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How to overcome addiction to sweet sugar foods?

I have developed addiction to sugar sweet flavoured food intakes. I am worrying as I believe it can lead to severe consequences. How should I overcome this addiction ?
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Could a nerve agent be used recreationally?

Many drugs that will kill you in high quantities are used recreationally in low doses. (e.g. alcohol or heroine). I wonder if you diluted a military grade nerve agent in a lot of water. Would the ...
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Can food be addictive?

Is there any scientific literature investigating physical and psychological addiction to food? like e.g. sugar, refined flour, etc. Some studies, like this one talk about this subject but I'm ...
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Can someone get addicted to codeine by taking a few tablets in a month?

I've been having a migraine for a long time, tried different medications, different doctors. recently (for a few months) i noticed that the only medicine that really works for me when i have an attack ...
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Can refined flour be addictive? [duplicate]

Is there any scientific literature investigating physical and psychological addiction to white flour made of wheat? Some studies, like this one talk about this subject but I'm not well informed and ...
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Hospital department for patients with addictions?

I'm working on a Hungarian to English translation. In some Hungarian hospitals, there is a department called the "Addictions Dept." (the doctors working there are addictionologists). Those treated ...
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How to tell if someone is high on meth? [closed]

This is a duplicate of a question asked on Parenting.stackexchange.com, that I'm reposting on this site because I want an answer to this, too. I've never heard of anything like this before, I always ...
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Can anesthesia cause addiction?

One time before having a small operation I was given N2O gas (hope so) and an injection of some sedative (I don't know which one). I went high on the first dose and was given the injection ...
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What ingredient or substance makes paan addictive?

Today in many Asian countries but especially in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh there is an excessive use of paan by men and women alike. Some people eat more then five paans a day. Despite the fact ...
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Do all kinds of alcohol trigger the relapse response in alcoholics?

Alcoholics are normally addicted to ethanol, but I was wondering, as an alcoholic (recovering), whether it is actually a broader addiction to the super-class of all alcohols. I know that methanol is ...
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Using non steroid nasal drops [closed]

After light usage for a maximum of five days, I'd like to know for how long should we have a break from taking non steroid nasal drops like Otrivin to avoid addiction. An example of light usage I mean ...
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Publication on the virulence of diseases which are likely transfered by used needles from addicts

There are many (work)places, where one could get pricked accidentally by a used needle which was thrown away by a careless drug addict. Which diseases are typically present on used needles is ...
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Opoid addiction telltale signs

If one is taking prescription opioids to manage backpain from an auto accident, what is the litmus test \ telltale sign that one is becoming addicted? What countermeasures can be taken to avoid ...
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Is prescription heroin (under Dr.'s supervision) in Canada, helping those addicted taper off of it?

Prescription heroin gets green light in Canada, and I was wondering if this is to help addicts slowly wean themselves off of it under the watchful eye of a Dr.? Is that the goal? If so, are there any ...
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Does pain lower resistance to addiction?

For a little background, I'm known by everyone in my circle of family/friends for being the most healthy. I eat far less than most people do and it's usually fresh vegetables and things like chicken ...
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Getting rid of caffeine addiction

I have been drinking coffee for 3 years now. Due to health reasons, I want to quit my caffeine consumption. Now every morning when I don't take caffeine, I feel sleepy, drowse, and have a headache. ...
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Can carbonated water produce addiction in humans?

Recently I have been quite heavily drinking beer, and noticed a strange effect: apparently an addiction developed but not to alcohol but to CO2. Basically, now I cannot satisfy my thristyness with ...
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Withdrawal symptoms of pornography addiction

For a 10 years pornography addict what are the symptoms of withdrawal at the first 2 months ?
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Opioids are addictive or cause dependency issues only?

When I see reports in the media about the problems associated with opioid prescriptions I get a little concerned with the association put alongside the issues that patients invariably become addicted ...