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Hosted by Addiction Medicine Specialist Dr Ferghal Armstrong and Dr Thileepan Naren. With topical discussions on all aspects of addiction medicine. New Episodes weekly.Visit our website for more information and free courses https://www.meducate.com.au/courses

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Hosted by Addiction Medicine Specialist Dr Ferghal Armstrong and Dr Thileepan Naren. With topical discussions on all aspects of addiction medicine. New Episodes weekly.Visit our website for more information and free courses https://www.meducate.com.au/courses

    Chasing the scream

    Chasing the scream

    In this episode of Cracking Addiction, Scot Aitken and Dr Ferghal Armstrong chat about Johan Hari’s book, Chasing The Scream. We explore some of themes of the book including the motivations that underpin the war on drugs, the economic factors that affect the war on drugs and the role of decriminalization of drug use.
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    • 22 min
    The Evidence for vaping

    The Evidence for vaping

    In this episode of Cracking Addiction we are again joined by Dr Colin Mendelsohn to discuss the controversies around vaping including the risks around vaping, the thoughts of vaping being a gateway to smoking cigarettes, the risks of EVALI, the role of 'Big Tobacco' in vaping, looking at the evidence around vaping and challenging some of the latest reviews around vaping
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    • 17 min
    How to vape to aid smoking cessation

    How to vape to aid smoking cessation

    In part 2 of 3 episodes. In this episode of Cracking Addiction we are again joined by Dr Colin Mendelsohn to discuss the different types of vaping products on the market, the different types of nicotine e-liquids available, how to source vaping products, how to prescribe nicotine and how to vape safely.
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    • 16 min
    The Benefits and Myths of Vaping

    The Benefits and Myths of Vaping

    In this 1st of three episodes of Cracking Addiction we are joined by Dr Colin Mendelsohn to discuss the harms of tobacco usage, what vaping is and how vaping can be useful to aid smoking cessation, the myths and benefits surrounding nicotine and the efficacy of vaping in smoking cessation. Nicotine vaping is surrounded in mystery with a lot of myths and misinformation abounding and in this episode we try and dispel some of this misinformation.
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    • 17 min
    Tobacco use in special populations

    Tobacco use in special populations

    In this episode of Cracking Addiction we discuss tobacco use in
    pregnancy and the those with mental health disorders and the evidence
    around smoking cessation in these special population groups.
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    • 23 min
    Smoking cessation interventions

    Smoking cessation interventions

    In this episode of Cracking Addiction we discuss various smoking cessation interventions including behavioural interventions, nicotine replacement therapy, varenicline, bupropion and nortriptyline to aid patients in stopping smoking.
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    • 18 min

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