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Psychol Addict Behav. 2007 Dec;21(4):570-5.

Concurrent brief versus intensive smoking intervention during alcohol dependence treatment.

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Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, CT, USA. ned.cooney@yale.edu

Abstract

Alcohol dependent smokers (N=118) enrolled in an intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment program were randomized to a concurrent brief or intensive smoking cessation intervention. Brief treatment consisted of a 15-min counseling session with 5 min of follow-up. Intensive intervention consisted of three 1-hr counseling sessions plus 8 weeks of nicotine patch therapy. The cigarette abstinence rate, verified by breath carbon monoxide, was significantly higher for the intensive treatment group (27.5%) versus the rate for the brief treatment group (6.6%) at 1 month after the quit date but not at 6 months, when abstinence rates fell to 9.1% for the intensive treatment group and 2.1% for the brief treatment group. Smoking treatment assignment did not significantly impact alcohol outcomes. Although intensive smoking treatment was associated with higher rates of short-term tobacco abstinence, other, perhaps more intensive, smoking interventions are needed to produce lasting smoking cessation in alcohol dependent smokers.

PMID:
18072840
PMCID:
PMC2702144
DOI:
10.1037/0893-164X.21.4.570
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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