Behavioral Health Provider Referrals

Quitting tobacco is often the most important thing a person can do for his or her future health. Advice and assistance from providers remains a powerful tool in helping tobacco users quit. Behavioral Health providers can increase patient and client success in becoming tobacco-free by connecting them to the Maine QuitLink. Tobacco users are 2-3 times more likely to quit with the support of the Maine QuitLink than when they try it alone.  Call us at 1-800-QUIT NOW for more information about getting setup to refer tobacco users the Maine Quitlink services.

Get Trained

The MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence provides a variety of tobacco cessation trainings and education programs for providers and clinical staff throughout the state of Maine.

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.

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. This training will support Behavioral Health Professionals in various ways, including:

  1. Enhancing existing skills to utilize low barrier strategies that will support clients in reducing their use or quitting use of various products.
  2. Increasing understanding of the health burden of tobacco and nicotine on individuals with behavioral health conditions.
  3. Discussing real and perceived barriers to providing treatment in mental health and substance use settings.
  4. Increasing understanding of services targeted to this population through the Maine QuitLink.

CMEs/CEUs will be available for this training.

Registration Now Open

2021-2022 Training Opportunities

  • October 13-14, 2021: Session 1: 1pm-3:30pm, Session 2: 1pm-3:25pm – Register
  • March 1-2, 2022: Session 1: 1pm-3:30pm, Session 2: 1pm-3:25pm – Register

Training Cost: Free

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