Course Description 2

Addressing Tobacco Use and Dependence in Addiction and Mental Health Services
Lisa M. Howard BSW, TTS
Course Description:

The National Tobacco Control Program (NTCP) has made significant progress in establishing effective tobacco control strategies to prevent and reduce tobacco use across the country via multi-modality state initiatives. Currently, about 20% of the US general population smokes. However, the prevalence of tobacco use and dependence among people who have another substance use and/or mental health disorder is dramatically higher. With an eye toward these high risk and underserved populations, this training will introduce or expand upon the learner’s knowledge of the biopsychosocial nature of tobacco use and dependence, its relationship to alcohol and other drug use and mental health disorders, and best practices in tobacco dependence treatment.

Goal: Increase participant’s knowledge, skills and ability to successfully integrate tobacco use interventions into addiction and behavioral health services

This four week course requires 8 hours of work over its duration.

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