Why Should Behavioral Health Providers Treat Nicotine and Tobacco Use Dependence?

Why Should Behavioral Health Providers Treat Nicotine and Tobacco Use Dependence?

(This guide was provided by Optum, which provides technical assistance in creating tobacco referral systems for mental health care agencies. For free training and TA, contact TUPAC.)

Nicotine’s Impact

Alters mood

temporarily increase the negative symptoms of mental health concerns

Treatment impact

Associated with an improvement in mood and quality of life.

Reduction in depression, anxiety, and stress, particularly in those with psychiatric disorders.

Behavioral Health Outcomes

Behavioral health and substance use treatment outcomes can be improved.

Mind and Body Connection

Improving physical health can influence mental health.

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Why Should Behavioral Health Providers Treat Nicotine and Tobacco Use Dependence?

(This guide was provided by Optum, which provides technical assistance in creating tobacco referral systems for mental health care agencies. For free training and TA, contact TUPAC.)

Nicotine’s Impact

Alters mood

temporarily increase the negative symptoms of mental health concerns

Treatment impact

Associated with an improvement in mood and quality of life.

Reduction in depression, anxiety, and stress, particularly in those with psychiatric disorders.

Behavioral Health Outcomes

Behavioral health and substance use treatment outcomes can be improved.

Mind and Body Connection

Improving physical health can influence mental health.

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