Treatments for Smoking Cessation
Total CE Credit Hours: 1.5
Course Info URL: http://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102524
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About the Course:
This course explores smoking cessation and depression. The articles look at the rate of abstinence for patients with mild and moderate/severe depression compared with patients without depression. Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) was found to be effective the longer it was taken, even exceeding the recommended time frames. Evidence-based practice proves effectiveness and improvement in depression with both NRT and individual therapy. Smoking cessation should be part of preventative health services.
29 December 2016 and 2018
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
Acknowledge a correlation between smoking and depression, which worsens with more severe depression.
Recognize that while more severe depression indicates a stronger addiction to tobacco, once abstinence is achieved, depression is improved.
Extrapolate that counseling is effective in treating smoking addiction, as is pharmacotherapy, but the combination of both therapies is the most effective.
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