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Concurrent Treatment of Tobacco Use Disorder and Other Substance Use Disorders
Presenter: Edward J. Perka, Jr., CASAC, ICADC, NCTTP – MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence

Tobacco and other substances, including alcohol, opioids, stimulants, and cannabis, are often used in conjunction with each other. The prevalence of comorbid tobacco and other substance use is associated with a wide range of deficits in physical, psychological, and behavioral outcomes. This webinar will provide an overview of the various underlying mechanisms contributing to comorbid tobacco and other substance use, and will present a rationale for treating tobacco use disorder and other substance use disorders concurrently.

Objectives: After viewing this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the mechanisms that link tobacco and other substances together
2. Explain the effects of comorbid tobacco and other substance use on the structure and function of the brain
3. Describe the impairments associated with comorbid tobacco and other substance use
4. Describe the rationale for treating tobacco use disorder and other substance use disorders concurrently
5. Describe treatment approaches for co-users of tobacco and other substance use

Aug 30, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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