Tobacco Cessation in Substance Use Treatment

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This educational course is a  quick guide addressing the challenges associated with tobacco cessation and the benefits of being tobacco-free for individuals as well as those of a smoke-free workplace. This SAMHSA guide will provide professionals with tips that substance use disorder treatment settings can use to implement their own tobacco cessation programs. This education covers Case management and Counseling Services skill of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Understand the referral mechanisms in your practice community for tobacco cessation;
  2. Assess the substance use disorder criteria according to the DSM ;
  3. Demonstrate counseling methods related to smoking cessation for treatment program.



  • Employers
  • Prevention Professionals
  • Professional Care Providers
  • Program Planners, Administrators, & Project Managers



Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Implementing Tobacco Cessation Programs in
Substance Use Disorder Treatment Settings: A Quick Guide for Program Directors and Clinicians. HHS Publication No.
SMA18-5069QG. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2018.


Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C