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On Wednesday, November 8th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EST), BH WELL hosted the workshop, Integrating Tobacco and Nicotine Treatment into Substance Use Disorder Recovery, via Zoom. The workshop was FREE and we have approval to provide 3.5 CEs for nursing through the Kentucky Board of Nursing and for social work through the Kentucky Board of Social Work for attendees. The target audience for this workshop was tobacco treatment specialists, health educators, and other health professionals. Recordings from the workshop are posted on the page below. 



The workshop discussed the importance of integrating tobacco treatment into substance use disorder treatment. Research has shown that stopping tobacco use during substance use disorder treatment can increase the likelihood of long-term abstinence from alcohol and illicit drugs by 25%1.

Jill M. Williams, MD, will be our keynote speaker for the workshop. Dr. Williams is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry at the Rutgers University-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick. She also holds faculty appointments at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Rutgers Center for Alcohol Studies. The focus of Dr. Williams' work has been in addressing tobacco in individuals with mental illness or other addictions through treatment and systems interventions. She is Medical Director for the TCTTAC Program in NYC, in collaboration with Center for Practice Innovation at Columbia University.  In 2015, she was the recipient of the Remarkable Achievement Award of the NJ Psychiatric Association. She is past chair and current member of the APA Council on Addiction Psychiatry.

1 Prochaska, J. J., Delucchi, K., & Hall, S. M. (2004). A meta-analysis of smoking cessation interventions with individuals in substance abuse treatment or recovery. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology72(6), 1144.

Updates in Tobacco Recovery in Behavioral Health Treatment

Treating Tobacco and Substance Use Disorder in the Justice-Involved

PANEL 1: Integration of Nicotine-Free Policies in Behavioral Health Settings

PANEL 2: Youth Prevention and Education

PANEL 3: Tobacco Treatment Specialists