St. Peter's Medical Center, New Brunswick, N.J., set up a statewide training program to help drug and alcohol treatment providers develop nicotine treatment protocols. At the time of the first grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), only a small number of drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers treated nicotine addiction in their patients and staff.
During the course of the two grants, project staff:
In November 1999, New Jersey issued new licensing regulations that require all substance abuse prevention and treatment programs in the state to:
Throughout the project, staff made dozens of formal and informal presentations to state policymakers, drug and alcohol addiction treatment professionals, and members of special interest groups. In addition, staff published four articles in professional substance abuse journals, including the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.