Center for Addiction Medicine


As part of the research done at the CAM, we’ve developed instruments to evaluate and measure the effect of addictive disorders on both brain and behavioral responses to cues and rewards in the environment, social influence on impulsive decision-making and risk-taking, and adjunct behavioral treatment for smoking cessation and other addictive disorders. Sharing information about this work allows us to contribute to ongoing research questions and the search for effective treatment options. See below for what’s currently available for download.

Group Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Smoking Cessation Treatment
Designed to Be Used with Individuals with Schizophrenia
Corinne Cather, Ph.D.; Virginia K. Mays, Ph.D.; Jennifer D. Gottlieb, Ph.D.
This is a 14-session open treatment smoking cessation protocol consisting of 13 groups and 1 individual session designed specifically for persons with schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses that we used in a study in combination with varenicline treatment. The focus of the groups is on the identification of triggers and the development and implementation of coping strategies for urges to smoke.  Peer models are also used to promote hope and encouragement.
DOWNLOAD Group Leader’s Guide
DOWNLOAD Participant Handouts

Relapse Prevention CBT Groups
Corinne Cather, Ph.D.; Jennifer Gottlieb, Ph.D
This program is designed for individuals who successfully quit for at least two weeks at the end of treatment using the cessation protocol. It consists of 14 groups held over 40 weeks and was used in our placebo-controlled study of maintenance varenicline. The focus of the program is on increasing awareness of the common reasons for relapse to smoking, including, permission giving beliefs, failing to adopt other healthy lifestyle behaviors and forgetting how difficult it was to quit. Problem-solving skills training is provided to enhance coping with high risk situations.
DOWNLOAD Group Leader’s Guide
DOWNLOAD Participant Handouts