Addiction is the dependence upon any sort of mood altering controlled substance. Prolonged use of certain controlled substances can lead to serious averse health problems, as well as potential neurological issues. Common addictive substances include, but are not limited to, alcohol, opioids, cocaine, marijuana, amphetamines and nicotine.

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By Samir Desai, MD
While most people are aware of the health risks associated with smoking tobacco, it remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States today. Deciding to quit smoking is the first step towards achieving a longer, healthier life. Oncologist, Samir Desai, MD, shares the health benefits of quitting and tips to help you achieve a smoke-free life.
Topics and Subtopics: Addiction, Cancer & Respiratory Problems

By Brett Collander, MD
With the rising trend seen in e-cigarette use, or vaping, it’s more important now than ever to be aware of the short and long-term medical risks these devices may have on your lungs. DMG Pulmonologist, Brett Collander, MD, shares his medical expertise on the detrimental side-effects that vaping can have on your lungs.

By Kevin Germino, MD, FAAP
The vaping trend is growing rapidly and kids are vulnerable. Pediatrician, Dr. Kevin Germino, busts myths, shares startling facts about the dangers of vaping and gives tips on how you can talk to your teens and empower them with facts.
Topics and Subtopics: Addiction & Children's Health

While an occasional glass of wine or beer may not have a significant impact on your health, drinking to excess or drinking frequently can have a serious impact on your body and many essential bodily functions.
Topics and Subtopics: Addiction, General Health & Diet & Nutrition

By DuPage Medical Group Pulmonary Medicine
E-cigarettes are being marketed as an alternative to smoking….but are they safe?

By DuPage Medical Group
Are you a smoker? Have you ever considered quitting? Here are some facts related to quitting smoking.
Topics and Subtopics: Addiction & Respiratory Problems

By DuPage Medical Group
Learn about the effects of nicotine withdrawal.
Topics and Subtopics: Addiction

By DuPage Medical Group
Read about common myths, and the truths, related to smoking.
Topics and Subtopics: Respiratory Problems & Addiction

By DuPage Medical Group
Are you a smoker? Have you ever considered quitting? Here are some reasons to quit smoking.
Topics and Subtopics: Respiratory Problems & Addiction

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