Clinical Aspects of Substance Abuse

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Clinical Aspects of Substance Abuse
Introduction
The use of tobacco and illicit drugs is a major public health concern in the United States because of the impact it has on individuals’ health, their families and society. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes tobacco as the single and most preventable cause of illnesses, death and disability in the United States with approximately 443,000 people dying prematurely every year from exposure to secondhand smoke or smoking (“Tobacco Use”). About forty-six million adults in the United States smoke cigarettes (“Tobacco Use”). The number of Americans using illicit drugs is not as high. The US Health and Human Services (2010) estimates 21.8 million Americans are illicit drug...
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