Behavioral Health Providers are a trusted resource for clients. Asking about tobacco use increases their odds of successfully quitting tobacco or vaping. Quitting can improve mental health and substance use disorder recovery outcomes. Providing a brief intervention and connecting clients to evidence-based treatment through the Maine QuitLink shows that you care about your client’s tobacco use and increases their likelihood of making a quit attempt.
- Infographic: Tobacco Treatment and Substance Use Recovery
- Toolkit: Addressing Tobacco Use in the Behavioral Health Setting
- Toolkit: Tobacco-Free Behavioral Health Policy Toolkit
- Brochure: Addressing Tobacco Use and Exposure – Resources for Behavioral Health Agencies
- Provider Tobacco Treatment Tools
Research shows that providing tobacco treatment in the behavioral health setting is critically important for improving the health outcomes of this population. The Treating Tobacco Together: Essential Skills Training is open to those who are interested in learning more about the burden of tobacco and strategies for intervention and treatment.
The MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence administers tobacco treatment trainings on behalf of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), Maine Department of Health and Human Services.
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