Comparing the effectiveness of behavioral interventions in adults with co-occurring tobacco and substance use disorders: a systematic review of literature

John Boatner, Timothy Rice, David Patterson, Phyllis Thompson

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Abstract

This systematic literature review compares the effectiveness of various behavioral interventions delivered to persons with co-occurring tobacco and substance use disorders. It examines findings of six randomized trials and three secondary analyses from randomized trials. Based on the findings of this literature review, support is given to the following: (1) The consequences of tobacco use and smoking are deadly, costly, and can have an inhibitory effect on the progress of people in substance abuse treatment, (2) tobacco cessation options are a preventive intervention that can be easily incorporated into a treatment facility’s standard of practice and should be made available within the context of all substance abuse treatment facilities, and (3) concurrently treating tobacco use disorder and substance use disorder(s) is an effort that will help meet the social work profession’s Grand Challenge to ‘Close the Health Gap.’.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2020

Keywords

  • Alcohol use disorder
  • behavioral interventions
  • co-occurring disorders
  • substance use disorder treatment
  • tobacco use disorder

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