Learning About Healthy Living (LAHL)
Although tobacco use and dependence is very common among people with serious mental illness (SMI) and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, treatment options are limited, especially for lower motivated smokers who may not be ready for a “quit smoking” treatment. LAHL has been in use in mental health treatment programs in New Jersey since 2004. The LAHL treatment approach supports the current focus on wellness and recovery within the mental health field and is being used in mental health sites with great success.
The LAHL manual is now available as a publicly available resource. It is hoped that the dissemination of this valued resource will help more smokers with mental illness across the country. Click here to download LAHL.
We request that you please give us feedback about your experiences with the manual. (Feedback can be sent to Dr Jill Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org) If you plan to publish about this experience using the LAHL materials we would ask that you cite the source and contributing authors.
We hope that you will find the materials helpful in your clinical work helping smokers with serious mental illness.
Williams JM, Ziedonis DM, Speelman N, Vreeland B, Zechner M, Rahim R, O’Hea E. Learning about Healthy Living: Tobacco and You Manual. Revised June 2005. Supported by a grant from the NJ Division of Mental Health Services.