Monthly Archives: January 2016

Weight Gain Fears Make It Harder for Female Smokers to Quit

Female smokers who are worried about weight gain are less likely to attempt to quit smoking, according to a new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

Survey data from about 10,000 smokers in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia suggest that women are less likely to begin the process of quitting tobacco products if they believe that smoking helps them manage their weight. Continue reading

How Dangerous Is Alcohol Withdrawal?

Making the tough decision to get help to overcome addiction to or dependence on alcohol is a positive step. It is, however, not an easy one to make and you’re probably wondering what’s in store for you. Before any substantive treatment program can begin, you first have to undergo detoxification to clear the alcohol from your body. Perhaps you think you can detox on your own to save time, money, possibly the embarrassment of others knowing you’re quitting drinking and trying to get clean. But this is both foolhardy and dangerous. Just how dangerous is alcohol withdrawal? Continue reading