|NARH appoints Corinne Case as tobacco treatment counselor|
Oct 15, 2013
(Oct. 15, 2013) North Adams Regional Hospital has appointed Corinne Case, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, to the position of tobacco treatment counselor. Case is available for one-on-one counseling for those who wish to quit smoking or using tobacco products. She can be reached at (413) 664-5567.
Case completed her training as a tobacco treatment counselor at the UMass Center for Tobacco Treatment.
Case provides out-patient counseling using NARH’s 5A Model of brief intervention. The five interventions are “ask, advise, assess, assist, and arrange for follow-up.” Corinne provides tobacco treatment offering individual counseling, recommendations for nicotine replacement therapy and pharmacological treatment working with an individual’s physician.
"Insurance companies know the value of tobacco use cessation and most provide coverage for treatment,” said Case. “MassHealth covers individual counseling, group counseling, pharmacological treatment and nicotine replacement therapies at no charge. Research shows that using these methods, a person is two to three times more likely to quit for good."
Case worked in Foxboro, Massachusetts, providing community mental health counseling, before moving to western Massachusetts. She and her husband, Tim, a biology teacher, have been raising their three children in Northern Berkshire.
Working with many groups and types of people, Corinne has taught in the public schools, is teaching at the Northern Berkshire Adult Basic Education Program at MCLA, is connected with the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition as a strategy team leader of nb21 (“not before 21; not in northern Berkshire”), a team of volunteers working to reduce underage drinking and prevent substance abuse.
Case is the Spiritual Counselor and Bereavement Support Facilitator for the VNA & Hospice of Northern Berkshire. She is also a volunteer and steering committee member of the Northern Berkshire Interfaith Action Initiative.
In addition to working with the VNA & Hospice, Corinne has been the NARH Stroke Support Facilitator for several years.