What makes substance abuse centers more likely to help patients quit smoking?


Research shows that when people quit tobacco while they are in treatment for substance abuse, they have better outcomes overall. Yet many treatment centers for people with substance abuse disorders, a population that smokes at much higher rates, don’t offer quitting services.

Truth Initiative® researchers examined six years of data on substance abuse treatment centers to determine how many centers offer tobacco cessation services and what makes a center more likely to offer them. They analyzed a sample of more than 94,000 responses to the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services—an annual survey sent to nearly all substance abuse facility administrators—between 2006 and 2012

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