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.