Recovery-Oriented Tobacco Interventions in Addiction Services

60 Minutes

Tony Klein, MPA, NCACII

Consultant and Clinical Trainer, Tobacco Recovery and Wellness Initiative

Tony Klein, MPA, NCACII has over 30 years of administrative, clinical, and training experience in behavioral health services. Known for his work as an advocate for addressing tobacco use disorder for persons with mental and substance use disorders with an intervention model that utilizes evidence-based practice guidelines anchored in recovery principles, he provides consultation, training, and technical assistance on tobacco interventions to community providers, municipalities and state agencies.

As a member of the New York State Partnership for the Treatment and Prevention of Tobacco Dependence, Tony provided consultation to the Professional Development Program, State University of New York at Albany to develop the online Freedom from Tobacco training videos and The Tobacco Recovery Resource Exchange E-learning HUB. Since 2016, he has served as policy consultant and clinical trainer to the Tobacco Recovery and Wellness Initiative, a collaborative effort of the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, Community Behavioral Health, University of Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

Webinar Objectives

Treating tobacco use disorder in the behavioral health setting is safe, promotes longer term sobriety, reduces social stigma, and contributes to improved physical health and quality of life. Yet smoking is commonplace and a prime form of socialization in the treatment and recovering culture. For many the vision of being in recovery includes a cigarette, cup of coffee and daily mutual support meeting. In this webinar, participants will gain an understanding of strategy to challenge the social norms that serve as barriers to tobacco-free addiction services and to provide tobacco-specific behavioral counseling within a hope-inducing, growth-promoting spirit of recovery.

Webinar Objectives

  • Apply strategies to tailor evidence-based tobacco dependence practice guidelines to a behavioral health population.
  • Assemble participant capacity to discuss the topic within a narrative of drug and alcohol recovery.
  • Analyze a tobacco behavioral counseling model that ensures matching the intervention to client stage-readiness.
Instructions for CME/CE Credit

CME/CEU credit is no longer available for this recorded activity. The accreditation has expired for this course.


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