New Hope Apartments and Touchstone Residential Treatment Locations and Grounds are Tobacco-Free

Beginning January 1st, Touchstone Mental Health implemented a tobacco-free policy at our Residential Treatment Programs- Portland Place, Two Rivers, and Lyric Lane. Our New Hope Apartment location is also tobacco-free.

This change will help individuals reach their recovery and wellness goals while guiding people away from health-risk behaviors (like smoking) to cope with their mental health symptoms. Smoking can decrease expected life span, as adults with serious mental illness die an average of 25 years earlier than others, and tobacco use is the number one cause of death in people with a mental illness.

By having a tobacco-free property, we are promoting a healthy environment for all, and it demonstrates Touchstone is a health promotion leader in the community.