This learning experience thoroughly identifies the impact of tobacco use specific to individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness, the rationale for and importance to de-normalize tobacco use behavior in the treatment setting, and practice guidelines to promote tobacco abstinence within the clinical population. Recommendations to develop and sustain 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.
Participants will develop an understanding that treating tobacco dependence in the behavioral health setting is safe, improves program outcomes, contributes to longer term sobriety, reduces social stigma and enhances the health and quality of life of people in recovery.
This educational activity will advance participant capacity to discuss the topic within a hope-inducing spirit of recovery and to employ evidence based supportive counseling to encourage client tobacco abstinence
- Describe 3 aspects of tobacco dependence specific to individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders.
- Identify 2 strategies to tailor evidence-based tobacco dependence practice guidelines to meet the needs of a behavioral health clinical population.
- Cite 3 common barriers and solutions to effectively integrate tobacco interventions into recovery-oriented services
Behavioral Health System