ATTUD Position Statement
Integrating Tobacco Treatment Within Behavioral Health
Behavioral Health Tobacco Treatment Case Studies:
Encounters treating tobacco dependent clients
with behavioral health and substance use disorders.
Behavior Health/Disparity Populations
Case Study Templates
Behavioral Health Tobacco Treatment Templa
Behavioral Health Toolkits
- Tobacco-free Toolkit for Behavioral Health Agencies, California, UCSF
- DIMENSIONS: Tobacco Free Tool kit for Healthcare Providers, Morris, 2013
- Kansas Tobacco Guideline For Behavioral Healthcare: An Implementation Toolkit - NAMI-Kansas, Public Health Law Center, 2018
- Million Hearts: Tobacco Cessation Change Package, CDC, 2019
- The Implementation Toolkit, Tobacco Recovery Resource Exchange
- Enhance Your State’s Tobacco Cessation Efforts Among the Behavioral Health Population, SAMHSA, 2016
- Implementing Tobacco Cessation Programs in SUD Treatment Settings: A Quick Guide for Program Directors and Clinicians, SAMHSA 2018
- Taking Texas Tobacco Free: A Step-by-Step Guide to Implementing a Multi-Component Tobacco Free Workplace Program within Behavioral Health Settings, University of Houston and Integral Care
- Learning About Healthy Living Program
Fact Sheets and Handouts
Online Training for Consumers
Consumers Helping Others Improve their Condition by Ending Smoking increases awareness of the importance of addressing tobacco use and creating a strong peer support network that encourages mental health consumers to make positive healthy lifestyle change by addressing smoking and tobacco use.
Professional Development - Online
Rx for Change: Clinician-Assisted Tobacco Cessation is a comprehensive tobacco cessation training program that equips health professional students and practicing clinicians, of all disciplines, with evidence-based knowledge and skills for assisting patients with quitting. The program draws heavily from the U.S. Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, in that it advocates delivery of tailored behavioral counseling interventions in conjunction with pharmacotherapy. The curriculum addresses all forms of tobacco, not just cigarettes, and materials focus on counseling all patients—regardless of their readiness to quit. All materials have undergone extensive external review by key experts in the field. Free membership is required to access curricula.
The Exchange E-learning HUB offers online training on integrating tobacco-use interventions into chemical dependence services presented in an easy-to-use, self-paced format.
SCLC's webinar series is integral to the technical assistance provided by the SCLC. Nationally recognized smoking cessation experts offer the latest information related to smoking cessation (including effective interventions) for the general and the behavioral health populations. SCLC has over 90 webinars covering the latest topics on tobacco addiction and recovery, some even offering free continuing education credits.
The Wisconsin Nicotine Treatment Integration Project (WiNTiP) is pleased to provide on-line training that addresses tobacco policy and treatment in the behavioral health setting. You can earn up to 6 FREE Continuing Education Credits by completing both courses!
Professional Development – In-person
To be announced
Recommended Book List
The Tobacco Dependence Treatment Handbook – A Guide to Best Practices
The Guilford Press, New York, London; Series Editor David H. Barlow, 2003, revision 2007.
This is basically a treatment manual for practitioners. We use this resource in our training at UMass Medical School for tobacco treatment and training. It is based on best practices and is a valuable resource for teaching, treating, and research.
Health Behavior Change – A Guide for Practitioners
Rollnick, Mason, Butler, Churchill Livingstone, 1999.
Using motivational interviewing skills, the authors combine their skills and expertise that will challenge and guide the practitioner to a path of connection needed to move patients into a positive and more confident self-discovery process.
Building Motivational Interviewing Skills – a practitioner workbook
David B. Rosengren; Guilford Press, 2009.
This is a practitioner’s workbook. With examples and cases identified, it will be a ‘go to’ for that extra help in finding the path that will help the practitioner connect with clients.
Changing To Thrive – Using the stages of change to Overcome the Top Threats
to Your Health and Happiness
James O. Prochaska, Janice M. Prochaska; Hazelden Publishing, 2016.
Drs. James and Janice Prochaska, PhD, have teamed up to address the top threats to client health and happiness. From a behavior health perspective, this resource provides tools and assessments that will clarify and deepen the practitioner’s understanding of the root causes of a client’s health challenges.
- Change in mental health after smoking cessation: Systematic review and meta-analysis - Taylor et al, 2014
- Neuropsychiatric safety and efficacy of Varenicline, bupropion, and nicotine patch in smokers with and without psychiatric disorders (EAGLES): A double-blind randomized placebo controlled clinical trial - Anthenelli et al., 2016
- Failure to treat tobacco use in mental health and addiction treatment settings: A form of harm reduction? – Prochaska, J., 2010
- Assessing Motivation to Quit Smoking in people with Mental Illness: a review – Siru et al, 2009
- Cigarette Smoking Is Associated with Increased Risk of Substance Use Disorder Relapse – Weinberger, et al, 2017
- Efficacy of Initiating Tobacco Dependence Treatment in Inpatient Psychiatry: A Randomized Controlled Trial – Prochaska, J., et al, 2014
- Smoking and the Reduced Life Expectancy of Individuals with Serious Mental Illness – Tam, et al., 2016