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Provide Social Support

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A supportive clinical environment is effective in helping patients quit smoking. Encouragement and support from clinical staff is crucial. This resource details supportive treatment and examples.

A supportive clinical environment is effective in helping patients quit smoking. Encouragement and support from clinical staff is crucial.


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Outside Social Support

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Social support systems outside the clinical setting, such as support groups, are effective in helping patients quit smoking. Some possible components of social support are included in this resource.


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Problem Solving

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Description of problem-solving treatment components, as well as examples. This resource points out how patients can avoid potentially risky situations.


Recognize Danger Situations
Identify "danger situations," i.e., events/situations, internal states or activities that increase risk of smoking (using tobacco) or relapse.

Examples: Being around other tobacco users, Drinking alcohol, Smoking cues and availability of cigarettes, Urges to use tobacco, Negative affect and experiencing stress.

Develop Coping Skills

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Avoiding Triggers

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Situations in which patients may find they desire to smoke. Includes possible solutions to these situations.

What triggers you to smoke? The table below lists what a lot of smokers say. Do some of these sound familiar to you? Take a look at the suggestions for how to overcome each trigger. Try to think of some other changes you can make.

And don't underestimate your possible physical addiction to nicotine. If, for example, you feel a need to smoke within 20 minutes after waking up, it's most likely a need for a nicotine hit.


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Relapse Handout

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Questions and situations that surround relapse in tobacco cessation.

Did you quit smoking for some time but then go back to it after a while?

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The NM ASSIST (NIDA-Modified Alcohol, Smoking, and Substance Involvement Screening Test) clinicians through a short series of screening questions and, based on the patient's responses, generates a substance involvement score that suggests the level of intervention needed.
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NIDA
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Programs include dual diagnosis, detoxification, individual counseling and more. Websites presents information on locations, testimonials, mission, etc.
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Greenbriar Treatment Center
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