Barriers and Solutions to Addressing Tobacco Dependence

Alcohol Research and Health

About the Course:

Barriers and Solutions to Addressing Tobacco Dependence in Addiction Programs will attempt to answer such questions as: Why has tobacco dependence treatment not been routinely integrated into addiction treatment programs, and what are the barriers to tobacco treatment programs?

Journal/Publisher:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Publication Date:

2006

Authors

Douglas M. Ziedonis; Jill Williams; Joseph Guydish

About the Authors:

Douglas M. Ziedonis, M.D., M.P.H., is a professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Jill Williams, M.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Joseph Guydish, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an assistant adjunct professor in the Department of Medicine and Health Policy at the University of California in San Francisco, California.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the barriers and solutions to addressing tobacco dependence in addiction treatment programs. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain how to integrate tobacco dependence treatment at the clinical, program, and system levels.

  2. Identify some of the barriers to treating tobacco dependence.

  3. Describe the Surgeon General’s summary of the effect of secondhand smoke.

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