Combining medications with behavioral treatments

Christi Ann Patten, Tabetha A. Brockman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The success rates of medications for smoking cessation increase with more intensive adjuvant behavioral support. Despite this, effective behavioral treatments are greatly underutilized by smokers. In this chapter, we review key reasons for utilizing behavioral treatments and describe effective behavioral methods and the use of behavioral therapy in combination with medications among adult smokers. Recommendations for future innovative research are also offered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedication Treatments for Nicotine Dependence
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781420005431
ISBN (Print)0849337798, 9780849337796
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)

Cite this

Patten, C. A., & Brockman, T. A. (2006). Combining medications with behavioral treatments. In Medication Treatments for Nicotine Dependence (pp. 225-244). CRC Press.