Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease and death in the US. Over 80% of patients in substance abuse treatment, including methadone maintenance, smoke cigarettes, compared to 14% of NYC adults. Despite these high smoking rates, we know little about how to best treat tobacco use among methadone treatment patients. For this five year, NIH-funded project, we are conducting a randomized controlled clinical trial of two smoking cessation interventions: long-term medication treatment, and directly observed therapy. Research visits will include computerized research interviews, blood and urine collection, and adherence counts. The project will occur in three clinical sites in the Bronx and will follow 450 participants over a 12-month period. The Study Coordinator may also be involved in additional pilot projects.
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Last updated by Janet Umenta Aug 3.