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    Tobacco Cessation Training Project

    Alameda County Provider Network for Tobacco Dependence Treatment and Cessation

    The Alameda County Provider Network for Tobacco Dependence Treatment and Cessation is a special project based at Thunder Road, funded through contracts from Alameda County Public Health Department, Tobacco Control Program Tobacco Master Settlement Funds, and Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services. Thunder Road has participated as the lead agency for the Network since 1998.

    Under the leadership of Dr. Cathy McDonald and Project Manager Judy Gerard, this project provides clinical staff training and technical assistance to adult and adolescent treatment providers on how to effectively address and treat the deadly and addictive effects of tobacco and nicotine abuse. Project staff also develop and provide tobacco education and treatment resource materials, and publish a bi-annual newsletter.

    Check out our newsletter Nicotine-Free News and the list of available materials for the latest on smoking cessation efforts in Alameda County.

    Thunder Road Parent Tobacco Workshop

    The project also conducts the twice-yearly Thunder Road Parent Tobacco Workshop, where parents learn about the importance of addressing nicotine addiction, and how continued tobacco-use by family members and their teens can compromise their teen’s recovery from other substances. Some parents have even been motivated to quit smoking after attending this workshop.