Treating Tobacco Together

This past month, the Maine Recovery Hub and PRCC partnered with the Center for Tobacco Independence to present information to recovery coaches on providing referrals and resources to individuals with SUD who are curious about their relationship with tobacco and nicotine. The learning collaborative session initiated open conversation and inspired peer support workers to share personal stories, what they're encountering in the field, and engage in nicotine cessation services themselves.

Several staff from recovery community centers also recently participated in the “Treating Tobacco Together” training series through the Center for Tobacco Independence to gain skills and knowledge about motivational interviewing, nicotine replacement therapy, and other modalities that can best help and support people. This year’s Tobacco Treatment and Prevention Conference will be held in South Portland on June 5th and bring together nationally recognized speakers and local experts to discuss a wide array of treatment and prevention topics, the latest research, and innovative approaches to tobacco use. 

This work is made possible through grant funding from the MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence in an initiative to support tobacco recovery at recovery community centers. PRCC, BARN and INSPIRE are collaborating with the Maine QuitLink to provide coaching and tools for members.