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Tobaccco: The Next Recovery Challenge? ~ Chemical Dependency Training Consortium Event
PeaceHealth Southwest Mill Plain Campus Health Education Center
Vancouver, WA
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Goal of Training
One of the most positive, cost-effective influences any professional can have is to help a client 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 problemsbut 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 professionals in starting the process of integrating tobacco addiction education and treatment into practice. Many service 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. Addressing nicotine dependence at the same time as other treatment goals is a safe practice and actually improves all treatment outcomes for

Behavioral Objectives
This training will provide participants with an understanding of:
- The impact of tobacco use on clients with co-occurring disorders,
- The Science of Nicotine Addiction,
- How to address tobacco use in treatment and recovery planning,
- How to integrate tobacco education curricula into treatment, and
- What cessation medications are available and where e-cigarettes fit in.

8:30 - 9:00Registration
9:00 - 9:10CDTC Staff Announcements & Introductions
9:10 - 10:45Why we need to address tobacco use
10:45 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 12:00Science of Nicotine Addiction
Noon - 1:00Lunch **On Your Own**
1:00 - 2:15Learning about Healthy Living Curriculum
2:15 -2:30Break
2:30 - 4:15Integrating Tobacco Education Curriculum
Cessation Medications
4:15 - 4:30CDTC Staff - Evaluations

Deb Drandoff, M.Ed, is the Director of Prevention and Youth Services for ESD 112. She oversaw a federal grant in Washington State, creating a model to provide training and technical assistance to all chemical dependency treatment programs in Washington, to integrate tobacco education and treatment. Over the last 10 years, Deb has worked with numerous behavioral health organizations in Oregon and Washington begin this important work addressing tobacco use. Deb has previous experience as an administrator of chemical dependency, mental health and juvenile justice agencies.

Pre-registration and payment in advance is required.

You may register below if you would like to pay by check or money order. Payment must be received prior to training date. To ensure this, please mail your payment at least 7 days prior to training. Mail payment to CDTC, P.O. Box 847, Vancouver, WA 98666.
2-16S Student $20.00 **Proof of Enrollment required.
2-16M Member $50.00 **See the Our Members page**
2-16N Non-Member $75.00

Please notify CDTC if you are unable to attend training.
Refund: A refund of the registration cost, not any associated fees, may be given only when notification is given at least 3 days
prior to the training. Notification under 3 days will follow the credit
Credit: If notification is given within 1 week after the training, a credit will be
given for the next training only.
If CDTC cancels training, registration fees will be refunded in full.

Lunch:There is a one hour lunch break on your own. There is a large cafeteria at the hospital in addition to a smaller cafe and coffee shop with pre-made meals available. Several lunch options are available to the East, past I-205. It is recommended that you check google maps to check for lunch options including Sweet Tomatoes, Chuck's Produce, or fast food restaurants such as Arby's, Taco Bell or Burgerville.

Date:Friday, February 12th, 2016 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place:PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
Mill Plain Campus
Health Education Center
600 NE 92nd Ave.,
Vancouver, WA 98664
Registration Options
There are no active dates for this event.
At this time there are no more seats available for attendees, please contact the CDTC at 503-805-0989 to be placed on this training wait list. This training event has ended. Please see our website for additional training opportunities.


PeaceHealth Southwest Mill Plain Campus Health Education Center (View)
600 N.E. 92nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98664
United States


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Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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