This educational activity thoroughly explores tobacco use behavior specific to individuals with substance use and mental disorders, the rationale for treating tobacco dependence within the clinical population,
implementation of tobacco-free environmental policy, and strategy to denormalize tobacco use in the treatment setting. Recommendations for an integrated recovery-oriented tobacco intervention model are
based on research findings and lessons learned from New York State DOH Tobacco Control Promising Tobacco Intervention Projects.
• Describe at least three aspects of tobacco use specific to individuals with substance use and mental disorders.
• Identify two intervention strategies to tailor evidence-based tobacco dependence practice guidelines to meet the needs of a behavioral health clinical population.
All employees who work in behavioral health services, including clinical and non-clinical staff, recovery peer specialists, interns, and volunteers.
Participants must attend entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within 7 days of training to receive credits and a certificate. All certificates will be emailed to participants within 30 business days of training.