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An Online Lunchtime Series from IHR’s TAPE Project

Food for Thought

Training, Discussions, and Q & A on Tobacco Education and Treatment Topics for Staff in BSAS Treatment Programs

Bring your lunch or take a break and join IHR’s TAPE Project staff on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at noon for a 1-hour series of informal online trainings on a variety of relevant topics. All staff from BSAS programs are welcome, including but not limited to Tobacco Education Coordinators.

Upcoming Trainings

February 2 | Noon – 1:00PM (EST)

Tobacco Use, Pain, and Opioids: Exploring the Connections

Nicotine and opioid addictions are mutually reinforcing (they enhance and support each other's effects on the brain) for a variety of reasons. Tobacco/nicotine use has an impact on how an individual experiences pain and treats painful conditions. It is also a strong predictor of opioid misuse. In this session we will explore the biological, psychological, and social connections between tobacco/nicotine use and pain, addiction, and recovery. We will also discuss how to talk with your clients about this topic in a way that meets them where they are.

February 16 | Noon – 1:00PM (EST)

Smoking and Trauma

We will be looking at the complex interactions of smoking and trauma. How does smoking affect a person with a traumatic past or with post-traumatic stress disorder? What roles do fear and stress play? What function does smoking serve? How can we approach clients with substance use disorders and trauma histories and talk to them about their tobacco use? Come with your curiosity and questions to this hour-long lunchtime conversation.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact:

Adam Meltzer
Institute for Health & Recovery
adammeltzer@healthrecovery.org

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