A Time to Lead
200,000 Americans with behavioral health deaths die from smoking every year.
Explore A Time To Lead, the most compelling case for integrating tobacco treatment in our behavioral health programs presented by some of America’s leading tobacco addiction and mental health leaders.
- Addiction treatment programs are not treating tobacco use disorders the way they treat alcohol, opiate and other substance use disorders eligible for addiction treatment even though these services were created to treat addictions.
- Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death among those with behavioral-health disorders.
- Our behavioral health providers have the skills, knowledge and programs already in place to successfully expand their scopes of practice to include evidence-based tobacco use disorder treatment.
For more on tobacco and behavioral health, read A Time To Lead.