The feasibility and appropriateness of establishing smoke-free psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment units are topics of recent interest.
This paper reviews the literature on the implementation of smoke-free policies in psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment units.
Several issues are addressed including (a) the concerns raised by treatment staff regarding the implementation of a smoke-free policy, (b) the effects of involuntary smoking cessation or reduction on the treatment and/or recovery of patients, (c) the utilization of smoking cessation interventions by patients and staff, and (d) the effects of a smoke-free environment on the smoking behavior of patients and staff.
It is concluded that a smoke-free environment is a reasonable and achievable goal in these settings.
However, the implementation of smoke-free policy in chemical dependency treatment units has met with several more problems than those observed in psychiatric settings.
Recommendations for further clinical research and program implementation are offered.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service santé, Psychiatrie, Toxicomanie, Sevrage toxique, Traitement, Réglementation, Consommation, Tabac, Tabagisme, Homme, Article synthèse, Interdiction
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health service, Psychiatry, Drug addiction, Poison withdrawal, Treatment, Regulation, Consumption, Tobacco, Tobacco smoking, Human, Review
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Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 10/04/1997.