A new toolkit from the National Council for Behavioral Health:

Identifying and Addressing Health Disparities Related to Tobacco Use Among Individuals with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: An Implementation Toolkit for Statewide Tobacco Control Programs

Toolkit provides practical examples, solutions, resources and tools to:

  • Close the disparity gap for individuals with mental health and substance use disorders who use tobacco with an overview of evidence-based practices, policies and procedures.
  • Drive implementation activities related to tobacco-free campus policies, increased tobacco use screening and cessation treatment in mental health and substance use facilities.
  • Support individuals with nicotine addiction using trauma-informed resiliency-oriented services to promote long-term recovery.