Treating Special Populations

Green ArrowTobacco Training for Behavioral Health Professionals

The Evidence is In: Quitting Smoking IMPROVES Behavioral Health:

  • A 2004 study in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology showed patients were 25% more likely to quit their other addictions if they also broke their addiction to tobacco.
  • A 2014 study in the British Medical Journal showed behavioral health symptoms improve after quitting—including levels of anxiety, stress, and depression.

The Wisconsin Nicotine Treatment Integration Project (WiNTiP) is excited to launch a new, free, on-line training for behavioral health professionals.

This training highlights the direct experience of behavioral health professionals who have integrated the treatment of tobacco dependence into their treatment settings. You will learn how to make your treatment program tobacco free and how to integrate the treatment of tobacco dependence into your current clinical services.  This training is appropriate for all behavioral health professionals: those that provide direct care and those that administer treatment programs; those that work in a mental health treatment setting and those that work in a substance use disorder treatment setting.

Start your free training, just click this link: http://go.wisc.edu/4n5r36

Green ArrowFive Myths and Facts About Smoking in People with Mental Illness and Addiction

This six-minute video debunks five myths about smoking and quitting in people with mental illness and addiction.

Green ArrowBest Practices for Smoking Cessation: Pregnancy and Beyond

“Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond: A Virtual Clinic”
The CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health released a free, online training module on e-cigarettes and pregnancy within the Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond: A Virtual Clinic training targeted toward health professionals. The tool includes an interactive presentation on e-cigarettes, potential effects during and after pregnancy, as well as effective cessation treatments. Additional learning tools include interactive case simulations, mini-lectures from leading experts, interviews with real patients who have quit, and a variety of online office resources. This training is eligible for continuing education and Maintenance of Certification Park IV credit.