About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of APTNA is to work towards reduction in tobacco-caused morbidity and mortality by providing services that promote recovery from tobacco dependence.  Our purpose is to facilitate the application of effective, research-based interventions that reach individuals who are in recovery from alcohol/drug use and other mental health disorders.

 

Focus Population

Services are targeted to clinicians, administrators and supervisors, peer support workers, professional and peer-based organizations, educational institutions and people in long-term recovery.

 

Background

Staff brings to this organization an impressive record of activities targeting treatment providers and programs since 1995.  Training and education provided over the past 20 years has increased awareness of tobacco use as an addiction and effective strategies for integrating tobacco dependence treatment into behavioral health and recovery-based services.

 

Structure

APTNA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a five-member volunteer Board of Directors and a salaried part-time Executive Director.  The APTNA office is located in Norfolk, VA, but services and programs are provided statewide.

 

Services

Education and resources tailored to reducing tobacco use among people with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders are provided to behavioral health agencies and organizations.  Consultation and technical assistance is available at no cost via phone and e-mail.  Training services and materials are provided based on negotiated fees.

 

Collaboration

APTNA is currently partnering with a peer-based nonprofit, Roads to Recovery, and has previously worked in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, numerous Community Services Boards, regional Project LINK programs and Eastern State Hospital.

Posters reprinted with permission of the University of Wisconsin, Center for Tobacco Research & Intervention

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