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SAMHSA Report Shows Rates of Smoking Cessation Programs

SAMHSA Report Shows Rates of Smoking Cessation Programs

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Last week, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reported that in 2012, almost half of substance abuse treatment centers in the United States offered “counseling or medications” to help patients stop smoking (SAMHSA, 2014). 

 

An analysis of these smoking cessation programs showed that 39 percent of centers offered counseling, 22 percent offered nicotine replacement medication, and 16 percent offered nonnicotine medication. These finding indicate that smoking cessation services have risen from 42 percent in 2011 to 46 percent in 2012, and the data was retrieved from the 2012 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (SAMHSA, 2014). 

 

SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde stated “Quitting smoking is a critical step in the process of people recovering fully from substance use disorders and returning to healthy, fulfilled lives” (SAMHSA, 2014). 

 

To view the report, click here

 

References

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). (2014). Nearly half of substance abuse treatment facilities offer tobacco cessation services. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1406173258.aspx

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