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Webinar: Co-Occurring Disorders: Considerations for the Treatment of Tobacco Use in Clients with Co-Occurring Disorders

11.29.23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Presenter: Edward J. Perka, Jr., CASAC, NCTTP, MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence

1.0 CHES Credit & 1.0 CME Credit available for live webinar

Tobacco Use Disorder treatment may be complicated in clients with Co-occurring Disorders. Tobacco use disorder is frequently seen alongside other concurrent substance use disorders and mental health disorders. Providers often struggle with questions such as “what constitutes a co-occurring disorder” and “which condition should be treated first” and “how do other substance use and mental health disorders affect tobacco treatment?” In this webinar, we will explore these questions and others. We will establish some guidelines to consider when treating tobacco use in clients with co-occurring disorders. We also will examine evidenced-based treatment approaches that have been shown to be successful with this population. And finally, we will describe some of the resources and programs that are available for treating tobacco use in clients with co-occurring disorders.