Nicotine dependence is the most common form of chemical dependence in the United States. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health database shows that one of every three first time cigarette users become dependent (American Society of Addiction Medicine Statement on Nicotine Addiction and Tobacco ).
The Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery supports tobacco-free services and recovery environments. As part of our tobacco-free initiative, we are supporting:
- Workforce development
- Public awareness
- Reducing youth access to tobacco
- Requiring tobacco use to be addressed in treatment planning
Chemical dependency professionals are in the best position to treat addiction to nicotine, particularly for patients who seek treatment for alcohol and other drug addiction. We hope these resources will assist your efforts to provide treatment support for patients with nicotine addiction and create a tobacco-free treatment environment.
As the graph below shows, an extremely high percentage of the patients we serve have nicotine addiction.
- Building Staff Buy In for Tobacco Free Policies
- Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
- Colorado Tobacco Treatment Toolkit
- DOH Washington Healthy Communities Resource Center
- Developing Tobacco Free Policies
- NAADAC Nicotine Dependence Specialist Credential
- King County Resources for Quitting Tobacco
- New York State Smokers Quit Line
- SAMHSA Tobacco Publications
- Tobacco cessation for youth with mental illness and substance abuse
- Tobacco Treatment for Persons with Substance Use Disorders - Toolkit
A guide to tobacco treatment and policy recommendations for integrating tobacco treatment into existing substance abuse treatment practices.
- Toolkit for Promoting Wellness and Recovery
- Washington State Quit Line
Tobacco Quit Line (1-800-QUIT-NOW)
- American Lung Association
- NAADC Position Statement: Nicotine Dependence
- As the nation’s leading public health agency, CDC is proud to be one of the first HHS agencies to implement the tobacco-free campus policy
- Colleges and Universities with 100% Tobacco Free Campuses
- NYS Tobacco Recovery Resource Exchange e-Learning courses - Free downloadable resources and tools to implement tobacco education, treatment, and policies in chemical dependence prevention and treatment programs. Find strategies for developing policies that comply with the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Part 856 Tobacco-Free Services regulation.
- Cigarette Ban Being Implemented in Virginia State Prisons System Aims to Be Tobacco-Free by February 2010, Following a National Trend in Corrections
- Navy subs to ban smoking
- A Report of the Surgeon General: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease
Cessation & Treatment Issues - Mayo Clinic
Percentage of Adults Aged =18 Years Who Were Current Cigarette Smokers, by Race/Ethnicity --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2004—2008
New Jersey’s Experience Integrating Tobacco Dependence Treatment and Tobacco-Free Standards Into Addiction Treatment.
Advice on using over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapy-patch, gum, or lozenge-to quit smoking
Smoking cessation during substance abuse treatment: What you need to know
Addressing tobacco use disorder in smokers in early remission from alcohol dependence: The case for integrating smoking cessation services in substance use disorder treatment programs