The Tobacco Cessation Program provides outpatient treatment in a group therapy setting with the aid of medications. The program utilizes transdermal (nicotine patches) and oral (bupropion HCI), medications in conjunction with behavioral treatment component. The program offers classes weekly on Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s, and Thursday’s for one hour beginning with a preliminary health screening followed by 10 weeks of group therapy sessions. Classes start at 0830 on Tuesday’s, 1400 on Wednesday’s, and 1000 on Thursday mornings. The program has a compliment of two psychologists trained in behavioral medicine & health psychology, family practice physicians, and psychology residents & fellows, as well as paraprofessionals.
There are two ways of getting enrolled into the program: You can talk to your Primary Care Manager and ask them to place a consult to the Tobacco Cessation Clinic or you can self-referral by making a phone call to the Department of Psychology at 433-1498. You will then be contacted by the Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychology medical clerk for an appointment to complete your enrollment in the program.
If you have questions, you may call TAMC Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychology at 433-1498. The Program Directors are Dr. Raymond Folen and Dr. Michael Kellar in the Behavioral Medicine Service, Department of Psychology.
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