Deb Drandoff, M. Ed., is an administrator at ChangePoint, Inc and the presenter of our next CDTCNW Training!!! Plus she was sooooo extremely generous to gift a Smokerlyzer to Grace On You, LLC!!!
Mind blowing training!!! Why attend???
Because 60% of all the people we talk to about substance use will give up their primary drug of choice keep the cigarettes and die of a tobacco related illness.
Did you know? It cost 6 pennies to make a pack of cigarettes???
Smokers die 25 years sooner or have a diminished quality of life.
Why attend??? Why wouldn’t we???
Please join Grace On You, L.L.C.
Tobacco: The Next Recovery Challenge?
August 9, 2013
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
6 hours CEU
PeaceHealth Southwest Mill Plain Campus
Health Education Center off Mill Plain & 92nd Ave.
600 N.E. 92nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98664
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Goal of Training
One of the most positive, cost-effective influences any healthcare professional can have is to help a patient quit smoking. Nicotine is strongly addictive. Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, contributing to greater mortality than alcohol, illicit drugs, HIV, suicide, homicide, motor vehicle accidents, and obesity, all combined (Centers for Disease Control, 2005).
“Tobacco is a big blind spot for many in our field. We are used to working with clients with what sound like more severe problems…but sometimes we forget that tobacco kills more of our clients than all those other ‘serious’ drugs put together.” – Erik Stone, Director of Compliance and Quality Improvement, Signal Behavioral Health Network
Many accreditation agencies for treatment facilities are beginning to see the importance in integrating tobacco cessation into treatment. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) requires smoking policies, and both the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) and the American Society for Addiction Medicine support the treatment of tobacco dependence. Beginning January 2014, all CADCs applying for re-certification must have a minimum of two hours of continuing education in tobacco dependence/prevention.
This course will assist counselors in starting the process of integrating tobacco addiction education and treatment into their practice. Many healthcare providers are beginning to address tobacco dependence in their programs due to the devastating toll tobacco use has on people with substance abuse and mental health disorders. Attendees will gain information, skills and resources to support this important work.
This is an Intermediate Training. It is most appropriate for participants who are familiar with the basic concepts of addiction and recovery yet are seeking more detailed specific information on the topic.
Attendees will understand:
• The impact of tobacco use on clients with behavioral health disorders
• The Science of Nicotine Addiction
• How to implement two curricula on tobacco education
• How to access the Tobacco Quit Line and what it offers
• How to recommend the various nicotine dependence medications and instruct on their proper use
Deb Drandoff, M. Ed., is an administrator at ChangePoint, Inc, and also manages the Washington State Healthy Communities Resource Center, which provides trainings for all programs in the Washington State Department of Health Community Wellness Program. Deb is currently providing consultation with numerous agencies in Oregon and Washington on integrating tobacco treatment, and created a model to provide training and technical assistance to chemical dependency treatment programs as they integrate tobacco education and cessation. Deb has previous experience as an administrator of chemical dependency, mental health and juvenile justice agencies.