167. Components of Intensive Treatment (Continued)

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update

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Program format Either individual or group counseling may be used. Telephone counseling also is effective and can supplement treatments provided in the clinical setting. Use of self-help materials and cessation Web sites is optional. Follow-up interventions should be scheduled (see Chapter 6B).
Type of counseling and behavioral therapies Counseling should include practical counseling (problem-solving/skills-training) (see Table 6.20) and intra-treatment social support (see Table 6.21).

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