As part of its commitment to trailblaze addiction treatment, the EX Program introduced a powerful new feature in its EX Community: Live Events.
Embarking on the journey to quit tobacco is no easy feat, and the EX Community has been a steadfast companion for individuals navigating the challenges of addiction for over a decade. Now, with the addition of Live Events, this supportive community provides real-time, interactive virtual gatherings for members to connect in quit smoking, vaping, and nicotine use support groups.
Mayo Clinic, EX Program, and other subject matter experts lead these sessions, giving attendees opportunities to ask questions, share experiences, and gain valuable insights into the social, physical, and behavioral factors affecting their quit.
How Live Events Work in Quit Smoking Support Groups
Live Events typically last 45 minutes to an hour and are available in two formats:
- EX Café: A live discussion forum where members can connect with EX Coaches and fellow community members in a casual setting. This virtual café offers a space for candid conversations, creating a sense of camaraderie among individuals on the same journey to quit tobacco.
- Interactive webinars: Presentations by Mayo Clinic, EX Program, and guest subject matter experts (including EX Community members) on a range of topics crucial to the quitting journey. Topics range from understanding how to quit menthol cigarettes to discussions about relapse, medication, and overcoming multiple addictions concurrently. Sessions are interactive and allow participants to engage with the topic and presenters.
“With this innovative feature, the EX Community continues to evolve as a cornerstone that not only offers valuable information but extends a lifeline of real-time support for our members,” said Megan Jacobs, Vice President of Product for EX Program.
Live Event topics for 2024 focus on themes of quitting and identity, touching on crucial topics such as quitting and race and gender, the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals, and the challenges faced by expectant mothers.