Mental Health & YouQuitting smoking is possible.
What we knowQuitting smoking makes a difference. By quitting, you can improve your mental health and addiction recovery outcomes. Most people with behavioral or mental health conditions want to quit smoking and want to know about services and resources that can help them quit successfully.
Quitting tobacco is hard for most people, many trying several times before quitting for good; and quitting smoking can be harder for some than others. For those with behavioral health conditions, staying quit can sometimes involve additional challenges – but don’t let that stop you from trying!
What you can doBefore you quit, talk with your healthcare providers –
Your primary healthcare providercan find which stop–smoking medications may work for you and whether quitting may affect the dosage of additional medications you may be taking.
Your behavioral care providercan build the tools you need to problem-solve unique challenges you may face along the way.
Today, there are more ways available to help you quit than ever before. If you have a behavioral health condition such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or substance use disorders, talk with your behavioral and medical healthcare professional about quitting. Your primary healthcare and behavioral care providers are there to help; there is no need to go through this alone.
Keep the big picture in mind; your health and well-being are important!
Remember,your healthcare providers can help to determine what stop–smoking medications would work best for you and may provide behavioral support, or help you find additional support for your quit process.
For additional information on behavioral health conditions and tobacco use, visit https://www.samhsa.gov/atod/tobacco.
Last updated 8/20/2018 6:08 PM