Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry


The objectives of this study were: to establish the extent to which addiction professionals are willing to treat nicotine addiction concurrently with other addictions, and to evaluate what factors affect their attitudes.

A 21-item questionnaire was developed and distributed to therapists, physicians and other mental health workers in different treatment settings in Southeastern Virginia.

CD staffers own smoking histories were significantly related to: their perceptions of the impact of nicotine use, and how likely they were to intervene in patients' nicotine use. Intervention in CD staffers own smoking behavior may increase the treatment of nicotine dependence in their patients.

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