Course Overview

Adults with behavioral health conditions smoke nearly 40% of all cigarettes, and research indicates that abstinence-based cessation programming is not effective for everyone, every time. Focusing on harm reduction has proven to be an effective pathway to cessation and reducing the negative health effects of tobacco use.

  • Duration: 2 Hour hours
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (0.0), MCBAP-S (2.0), Mi-CEC (0.0), Nursing (0.0)
This module has been designed to conform to the WCAG 2.0 AA accessibility standards.

Topics Covered

  • Language and terminology
  • The continuum of substance use and recovery
  • Changing the addiction paradigm
  • Harm Reduction philosophy
  • Benefits of Harm Reduction

Additional Considerations

How can harm reduction approaches be utilized to promote tobacco cessation and recovery?


Course Objectives

  1. Understand the principles of harm reduction.
  2. Learn about harm reduction strategies in tobacco cessation and recovery.
  3. Gain practical strategies in how to apply harm reduction principles in tobacco reduction and cessation efforts.

What People Are Saying

It was a positive experience. It was easy to follow and contained a lot of good information.

- Kyle  R.