Alcohol & Other Drugs

  • The Sandler Center for Alcohol & Other Drug Education

    On campus, the Sandler Center is responsible for alcohol and other drug education. Check out their website and attend their programs to learn more about how to keep yourself safe.

    The Sandler Center also has anonymous and confidential meetings to help you or a friend navigate tough situations involving substance use. Learn more here.

  • Smoking Cessation

    University of Miami – Be Smoke Free Program
    The University’s award-winning smoking cessation program, “I Quit with AHEC Be Smoke Free Program,” will begin offering group classes for individuals interested in quitting smoking. Classes are offered in 6-week intervals which recur every six weeks.

    Quitting smoking can be a long and difficult process. With the aid of group classes, led by a certified tobacco treatment specialist, individuals can get the support and tools necessary to become tobacco-free. This benefit is available to UM employees, students, and the community at no charge. This program is open to anyone with the desire to become smoke-free for life. University of Miami affiliates and Non-UM affiliates alike are encouraged to join us for this life-changing experience!

    Visit for a complete schedule and more information. Call 305-263-2847 or email to register for the BeSmokeFree Program.

    University of Miami Student Health Service

    Medical providers at the Student Health Service are also available to offer assistance with smoking cessation. Assistance is available to all students eligible to receive care at Student Health Service, and smoking cessation aids (nicotine replacement and other medications) are offered free of charge to students currently on the UnitedHealthcare Student Health Insurance plan. Appointments can be scheduled online at, please select "Smoking Cessation" as appointment reason.


    Off-Campus Resources

    These resources below can also help you to quit smoking.

    The State of Florida Quit Line offers free counseling, nicotine patches or gum and more. Additional information is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week at 1-877-U-CAN-NOW.

    • My Last Dip - MyLastDip is a free Web-based intervention that is designed to help young smokeless tobacco users quit.
    • Kill the Can - This website offers free resources and tools to help dip, snuff, and chewing tobacco users quit. Along with useful information, it offers a support forum and a live quit chat room.
    • Become an Ex - The EX plan teaches you how to re-learn life without cigarettes in 3 steps - all geared to help make the seemingly impossible possible.
    • Freedom from Smoking® Online Program - On-line program from the American Lung Association consisting of seven modules, each containing four lessons, to assist you in quitting tobacco. Participants are also encouraged to participate in message boards to give and receive support as they go through the quit process.
    • This is Quitting - This is a free mobile program from Truth Initiative designed to help young people quit vaping


    There’s an app for that: 

    • Check out these apps to help you quit.
    • NCI QuitPal is a free smartphone app to support smokers working to become smoke-free. This interactive app is developed using proven quit strategies and tools to help change behavior and assist you with giving up smoking. 
    • Smokefree Teen QuitSTART is another free smartphone app to help track your cravings and moods, monitor your progress, identify your smoking triggers, and upload personalized “pick me ups” and reminders to use during challenging times to help you successfully become and stay smoke-free." 

  • Additional Resources