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Thursday, May 23 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
4B: Tobacco and You; Rethinking Recovery

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This workshop is an evidence-based approach to the nicotine impact on neurological chemistry and structure, subsequent drug dependency risks, and a better opportunity for full recovery from 2 dangerous drugs after full nicotine cessation, addressed to residents in faith settings from a wide-spectrum of faith communities. There are 4 parts to the full presentation, each one lasting approximately 90 minutes.  For Partner’s in Prevention, I have edited the format for a single, 40-minute, presentation; leaving time for introductions, Q&A, and evaluations. The 4 sections include 3 separate learning objectives: 
  • An updated review of literature showing a direct and even causal relationship between adolescent nicotine use and the development of other drug dependencies and/or addictions.  This section could be described as the “health” portion and includes the latest research into vape products. It also includes a photo essay contrasting life for people in their 50’s and 60’s that do and do not use nicotine products.
  • The second section focuses on the benefits of nicotine cessation using materials from a number of respected medical journals.
  • The final section addresses the faith component and a 7-step decision making process formulated by Dr. Womack years ago, when he was dealing with his own alcohol issues.

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Mike Womack

Public Health Educator
Dr. Mike Womack is both a pastor and a public health educator.  His earned degrees are from respected seminaries, including Dallas Theological (TX) and Mid-America (Memphis) Seminaries.  He has pastored 3 amazing churches in Tennessee churches over the past 35 years. His public... Read More →