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The Organizational component of the Toolkit assists treatment facilities to address smoking during recovery. With these tools you can educate staff with the PowerPoint, as well as assess current policies and practice with the Tobacco Use & Intervention Policy Elements and Organizational Levels of Smoking Awareness Checklist.
Tobacco Use And Intervention Policy
Elements For Health Agencies
The program respects the right of staff and clients to use tobacco.
The program recognizes the harms to self and others by the use of tobacco.
No combustible tobacco products may be used on the premises and individuals who wish to smoke must do so in designated areas.
Staff will provide accommodation, e.g., designated time, place and transport (if needed) for those clients who wish to smoke.
The program shall advertise and announce their interest in helping individuals think about their tobacco use and that they are interested in helping individuals consider change.
Health and/or other program assessments shall include a routine inventory of all clients' tobacco use.
Staff will ask permission of those clients who do smoke if they would like to discuss their smoking.
Staff will use motivational interviewing strategies to both assess and nurture an interest in change.
For those clients who express an interest in change, they will be offered a service or referral to an outside service that includes choice of strategy, e.g., cessation, reduction, conventional NRTs, medications or alternative nicotine devices. This service includes ongoing support, coaching and counseling to help an individual clarify and achieve their goal.
The Smoking and Recovery Toolkit (SRT) is provided for educational purposes only and is not to be construed as medical/legal advice nor clinical consultation. The purpose of the SRT is to assist people in recovery from alcohol and/or drug problems, those in treatment for alcohol and drug problems and active users of drugs and alcohol to lower their risk for smoking-related health problems. These three groups comprise the primary focus of the information in the Toolkit. Unless otherwise identified, the opinions contained in the SRT are solely those of its author John de Miranda.