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A faith based recovery group with meetings available nationally.
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Guide discussing the most common mental health issues facing students, and clearly outlines several options for finding treatment and support.
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Onlinecolleges.net
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An addiction recovery support group network that is an alternative to 12-step programs.
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A non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions. Based on thirteen statements that help encourage positivity and emotional and spiritual growth.
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LifeRing is a network of support groups for people who want to live free of alcohol and other addictive drugs. Supports treatment that is matched to the needs of the individual. Meetings work through positive social reinforcement.
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Based on area code, this website provides websites and locations for NA meetings.
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The website contains over 300 pages of outstanding information including our comprehensive list of Withdrawal Symptoms you may be experiencing if you have recently quit smoking as well as the immediate Benefits of Quitting Smoking. Also check out our newest section on Gaining Weight and Quitting Smoking. (From their website)
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US Department of Health and Human Services
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MedlinePlus: Smoking Cessation
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Patient Handout: Reasons for Quitting Smokeless Tobacco

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This patient handout gives reasons for quitting smokeless tobacco (e.g., improve appearance, improve sports performance, improve health, and more money).

If You Quit

  • You'll be more attractive:

    • you won't be spitting all the time
    • your face won't be disfigured by a bulge of tobacco
    • your breath won't smell of stale tobacco
    • your kisses won't taste of tobacco
    • your teeth won't have tobacco stains
  • You'll be free of a powerful addiction and more in control of yourself.

  • You'll have more money to spend on other things.

  • You'll lower your risk for health problems associated with smokeless tobacco:

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Patient Handout: Reasons for Any User to Quit Tobacco

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This patient handout gives reasons for quitting tobacco (e.g., improve health, more money).
  • Avoid tobacco-related illness (e.g., certain forms of cancer, cardiac disease)

  • Save a lot of money by quitting (for example, a person who quits a 1.5-pack-per-day smoking habit could save $194.40 in a month, $2,332.80 in a year, $11,664.00 in 5 years, or $23,328.00 in 10 years [Lindblom, 2005])

  • Feel much better

  • Improve physical and athletic performance

  • Live a healthier life; live long enough to enjoy retirement, grandchildren, etc.

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