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Smoking Cessation

This program is geared to anyone interested in cessation of cigarette and nicotine use. This group can be particularly helpful for people who are motivated to quit because of other medical conditions such as pregnancy, COPD, heart disease, high blood pressure, etc. The program includes:

  • Individual Assessment
  • Individual Sessions with mental health professional
  • Group Sessions with addictions counselor

Our smoking cessation services begin with a 60-minute individual assessment to explore your history, motivation, and goals for quitting. The bulk of our program is offered in a group format. Groups allow for peer-to-peer support and education and facilitate faster progress. We will utilize motivational interviewing and behavioral modification including distress tolerance and emotional regulation skill-building. If appropriate, we can recommend and provide additional individual sessions.

If you live in Louisiana and began smoking cigarettes before 1988, you may be eligible for services covered by the Smoking Cessation Trust. This includes:

  • 2 Individual Session with a mental health professional
  • 9 Group Sessions with addictions counselor
  • 2 Medical Appointments for prescription

Smoking Cessation Enrollment Procedure

  1. Client completes Smoking Cessation Trust (SCT) enrollment form
    1. Website: www.smokingcessationtrust.org
    2. Complete paper registration and fax
  2. Client will receive benefit card and enrollment package in mail in 7-10 days
  3. Client must call SCT to activate benefits in order to begin seeing providers for appointments
  4. Client may schedule appointments with providers
    1. Initial appointment with QLC or SFS counselors/social workers will be individual assessments
    2. Group sessions can be used with individual clients if there’s not enough clients for a group
    3. Clients must go to providers that accept Gilsbar insurance
      1. Includes medical providers, behavioral health providers & pharmacies
  5. All appointments are billed to Gilsbar Insurance Company

If you are not eligible for the Smoking Cessation Trust, we can bill insurance or accept cash, check or credit card. Quality Life Counseling is in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield & Gilsbar and is in process of enrolling with other insurance companies.