With tobacco-related diseases causing an estimated 440,000 American deaths each year, Crossroads maintains a tobacco-free environment for the health and safety of our clients and staff. In addition to saving money, quitting smoking can actually improve substance abuse treatment outcomes and can cut the risk of cancers, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases and other respiratory illnesses.
For these reasons, tobacco use is strictly prohibited on all David Lawrence Center property and while residing in the Crossroads Detox or Residential program.
Tobacco cessation support services, including education about nicotine replacement therapies and tobacco cessation strategies, are available to you during your time in Crossroads in order to assist you in abstaining from tobacco use. Crossroads Residents also participate in the evidence-based Tools to Quit program while in the Residential program. If you feel that you may need a nicotine alternative, please inform a member of your treatment team or an Admission Specialist. Nicotine-replacement patches may be available to you at no cost if you are eligible. You are also permitted to bring and use nicotine-replacement lozenges. Nicotine gum, however, is not permitted in Crossroads.