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(WEBINAR) The Rationale: Addressing Tobacco Use in Behavioral Health Services

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# of CE's: 
0.2 IACET CE's

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.

Learning Objectives: 

• 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.

Intended Audience: 

All employees who work in behavioral health services, including clinical and non-clinical staff, recovery peer specialists, interns, and volunteers.

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Completion Requirements: 

Attend both sessions, complete session, and complete post-training survey