Fairbanks Offers Group and Individual Tobacco Cessation Programs

For Immediate Release
January 20, 2012

Ty Spisak
Fairbanks, Communications Coordinator
w. 317.572.9354
c. 317.517.8867
tspisak@fairbankscd.org

Fairbanks Offers Group and Individual Tobacco Cessation Programs

Indianapolis, IN- Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control. Each year, Americans make the resolution to quit smoking, but without the proper tools and support many of these resolution makers do not succeed. The Indiana University Nicotine Dependence Program at Fairbanks provides the proper resources to help people achieve their goals of being tobacco free.

Modeled after the highly-recognized Mayo Clinic tobacco cessation program, the Indiana University Nicotine Dependence Program at Fairbanks was developed to assist people who want to stop smoking and maintain a tobacco-free lifestyle. Participants receive an individualized plan tailored to their specific needs. Individuals may enroll on their own or through a referral from their health care provider.

Multi-component treatment options may include:

• An individual assessment and step-by-plan
• Medication
• Development of coping skills
• Behavior modification
• Relapse prevention
• Use of a carbon monoxide breath analyzer

Participants may choose between individual sessions and group classes. Group classes will be held the first three Tuesdays of each month from 6:00-7:00pm in the Fairbanks Recovery Center (8102A Clearvista Parkway, Indianapolis, IN, 46256).

If you or someone you know is struggling with drugs, alcohol or tobacco products, please use this website to learn more about how to get help. If you have questions regarding the tobacco cessation program, please call 317-579-7090.