Connecting the Dots: Addiction, Trauma and Tobacco Use

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) – such as physical or emotional abuse or neglect – are common and associated with an increased risk for smoking. What can you do to address this risk? Explore the connection between ACEs and tobacco use with Karen Johnson, MSW, LCSW, the National Council’s senior director of trauma-informed services. Attendees will learn how to make the connection from addiction to tobacco and receive practical guidance on implementing a trauma-informed approach that promotes safety and support to reduce tobacco use among your clients who have experienced trauma.