ATTUD Journal Club Postings

The ugly relapse curve

A while ago I published a paper describing the relapse curve in self-quitters (Addiction 99:29) showing most smokers can not even remain abstinent for the first week. Some thought that the abstinence curve might not be so steep in those in treatment. A recent paper (Addiction 114:787) found this not to be true as, those […]

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Recycling Relapsers

This month’s blog focuses on options once a smoker has relapsed (is smoking regularly – usually defined as smoking for 7 consecutive days). The advice for lapses in the last blog also applies for relapses; i.e., discuss the possibility of lapse/relapse at treatment initiation, explore what caused the relapse and problem solve, continue medication, and […]

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