Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) is Oklahoma’s “safety net” for mental health and substance use treatment services. The Department’s core mission is to provide prevention and treatment services for Oklahomans who are indigent and without a means to pay. Rates of smoking are 2-4 times higher among people with psychiatric disorders and substance use disorders. These populations also experience higher rates of obesity. Persons treated for substance use disorders often want to quit tobacco and research indicates that treating nicotine dependence does not have a negative influence on treatment efforts of alcohol and substances.
Saving Lives Through Intervention
Treating nicotine dependence is a critical component of holistic, personalized treatment. Research indicates that treating nicotine dependence does not negatively impact the treatment of alcohol and other drugs. Scientific evidence also indicates that the treatment of such co-existing disorders can be accomplished successfully.
Need help with addiction or mental health issues?
For help quitting tobacco, call the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline at 1-800-QUIT NOW.