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Addiction by Vatsal Thakkar, Pat Levitt

By Vatsal Thakkar, Pat Levitt

A historical past of dependancy covers how and why humans turn into hooked on a variety of medicinal drugs, foodstuff, or actions, and the way addictions can be treated...Title: .Addiction..Author: .Thakkar, Vatsal, M.D...Publisher: .Facts on File..Publication Date: .2006/07/01..Number of Pages: .128..Binding kind: .LIBRARY..Library of Congress: .2006004995

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Alcohol and Other Sedatives deal, certainly not the evil force that his family had portrayed it to be. Jerry thought his alcohol use was normal among his peer group—he consumed three to six drinks when he went out and occasionally binged, drinking up to a dozen shots at fraternity parties. After graduation, he began to manage musical acts for the country-music industry in Nashville. He noticed that his pattern of drinking remained constant, since he had to entertain clients and spend a lot of time hanging out in the bars where his clients performed.

In addition, because alcoholism can take a toll on a person’s ability to function at a job, alcoholism costs the United States over $100 billion a year in lost productivity. For the purposes of this chapter, we will be grouping a class of drugs known as sedatives with alcohol, since sedatives have many of the same effects and addictive qualities. Most sedatives are prescription medications given for insomnia, seizures, or anxiety. They include such medications as diazepam (Valium®), alprazolam (Xanax®), and lorazepam (Ativan®).

This continued for many years, until the nineteenth century, when French scientists isolated nicotine from tobacco as the active ingredient. Soon afterward, with the advent of the cigar and cigarette in the early 1900s, the medical community began to voice concern about the potential health risks of nicotine. Regardless, due to the new drug delivery system (inhalation), smoking took off in the United States, reaching a peak in 1960, when most men and women smoked, at least recreationally. It was around this time that medical research began to show serious health consequences from smoking.

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