Professional Education and Resources
We hope these resources are helpful whether you are beginning the process of integrating commercial tobacco treatment and/or implementing tobacco-free grounds policies or are well underway in this journey.
If you have questions about the Lung Mind Alliance, contact Alex Dusek at 651-268-7612 or [email protected].
Changing social norms about commercial tobacco treatment and tobacco-free grounds policies
Designed for Minnesota's mental health and substance use disorder professionals, these downloadable documents help build understanding about myths and facts about helping clients get healthy by offering tobacco treatment, providing healthy facilities by adopting tobacco-free grounds policies, and how this is a path to fulfilling your organization's mission.
- Help Your Clients Get Healthy
- Provide Healthy Facilities
- Fulfill your organizational mission, and be a leader
Tips From The Field Guide
Our newest resource, How to Address Tobacco Use in Minnesota's Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services: TIPS FROM THE FIELD, was written by Minnesota mental health and substance use disorder professionals. This guide provides easy-to-follow information and resources to help others incorporate tobacco treatment and support services.
A Toolkit to Address Tobacco Use in Behavioral Health Settings: A Guide for Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Professionals
This toolkit was developed for a broad continuum of mental health and substance use treatment professionals in an initial stage of considering how their organization can address tobacco. It contains information and step-by-step instructions, including:
- Low burden means of assessing readiness to quit
- Tobacco treatment
- Strategies for implementing policy
- Strategies to increase tobacco treatments opportunities and success
- Referral to community resources
Handouts you can use with the people you serve:
Health isn't the only reason people who smoke are motivated to quit. These pieces outline other reasons to consider quitting tobacco.
- Employment – People who smoke have a harder time finding employment, and earn an average of $5 less per hour than their peers.
- Pets – Tobacco smoke can give your pet asthma, respiratory problems, and cancer
- Sobriety – Alcoholism is 10 times higher in people who smoke
- Treatment – People who seek help decreasing tobacco use have a better chance at succeeding.
- Side effects - Smoking can make your meds less effective. Another reason to consider quitting.
- Tips and Tools for Managing Cravings in Smokefree Housing - Tools for residents not ready to quit smoking
- Frequently Asked Questions for Residents of Smokefree Housing
Learning About Healthy Living curriculum
This treatment manual, designed to be used in a group setting was developed by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Division of Addiction Psychiatry. It provides a format to address tobacco for people who smoke with series mental illness who are either prepared to quit smoking or who are simply contemplating quitting in the future.
American Lung Association Freedom from Smoking
The American Lung Association has been helping people quit smoking for over 35 years through Freedom From Smoking®. Ranked as one of the most effective programs in the country, Freedom From Smoking has helped hundreds of thousands individuals quit smoking for good and is now available in a variety of formats.
If you have questions about the Lung Mind Alliance, contact Alex at 651-268-7612 or [email protected].
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