|Awarded On||February 15, 2017|
|Title||Nicotine Recovery Program (NRP)|
|Award Mechanism||Competitive Continuation/Expansion - Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services|
|Institution/Organization||Mental Health Mental Retardation of Tarrant County|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Lawrence Carter|
MHMR Tarrant’s proposed Nicotine Recovery Program (NRP) will address four primary needs: 1) high tobacco use and related cancer risks for individuals with behavioral health disorders, 2) the high tobacco use and related cancer risks for individuals with co-occurring behavioral health disorders and homelessness or chronic physical illness, 3) the high tobacco use of behavioral health treatment providers and 4) education of youth regarding the consequences of tobacco use.
The target population—individuals with major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or substance abuse disorders—have significant barriers to quitting tobacco and are at high-risk of deve...