Maryland's Tobacco Resource Center - Linking Professionals to Best Practices

Tobacco Use Disorder: The Neglected Addiction (Webinar)

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Tobacco Use Disorder: The Neglected Addiction

Host: National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) 

Date: September 11th, 2019

Time: 3:00PM - 4:00PM EST

"Although tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the US and individuals with mental illnesses and substance use disorders have extremely high prevalence, it is usually overlooked in mental health and addictions treatment. This workshop will examine the benefits of tobacco cessation in improving depression, anxiety, affect and overall psychological quality of life and improvements in long term abstinence rates from alcohol or illicit drugs. Evidence based strategies, including a guideline-based brief intervention of 3 minutes will be explored."

Webinar objectives include:

  • Understand extremely high tobacco use prevalence rates and the related disease and economic burdens for individuals with behavioral health conditions within a health disparities framework.
  • Examine common barriers and strategic interventions for consistently integrating tobacco treatment along with other behavioral health services.
  • Implement the guideline-based brief intervention, which significantly improves client readiness to make a tobacco quit attempt.

To register for this webinar, please click here.