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