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.
- 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
Opportunities for Change: Addressing Tobacco and Nicotine Use in Behavioral Health Settings
Research shows that providing tobacco treatment in the behavioral health setting is critically important for improving the health outcomes of this population. Join other behavioral health professionals for a virtual training to learn more about the health burden of tobacco and nicotine on individuals with behavioral health conditions.
- Enhancing existing skills to utilize low barrier strategies that will support clients in reducing their use or quitting use of various products.
- Increasing understanding of the health burden of tobacco and nicotine on individuals with behavioral health conditions.
- Discussing real and perceived barriers to providing treatment in mental health and substance use settings.
- Increasing understanding of services targeted to this population through the Maine QuitLink.
CMEs/CEUs will be available for this training.
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.