[Webinar] The Clinical Edge: Co-Treatment of Tobacco and Cannabis Use Disorders

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | 12:00pm-1:00pm MDT


Chad Morris, PhD, NCTTP
Jim Pavlik, MA, NCTTP

Webinar Objectives:

The United States is experiencing two colliding public health trajectories. New nicotine delivery devices are attracting new users at nearly three times the rate that cigarettes did just a few years ago. At the same time, nearly the entire country has passed laws protecting both medical and recreational marijuana use. These trends have made co-use of cannabis and nicotine very common among adolescents and adults. Long-standing clinical approaches to promoting health behavior change provide a solid foundation for addressing polysubstance use. Providers have an opportunity to concurrently address multiple addictions, create cross-cutting policy, and integrate co-treatment into existing workflows. This presentation will detail how integrated approaches might optimize care delivery and treatment outcomes. We will:

  • Review the evidence-base for concurrent treatment of tobacco and marijuana use
  • Describe strategies for integrating polysubstance use treatment into screening, treatment, and referral
  • Outline how to create and sustain policies for nicotine- and cannabis-free treatment settings

An Educational Series provided by the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Supported by the University of Colorado School of Medicine