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 4-week intervals.

    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 miami.edu/besmokefree for a complete schedule and more information. Call 305-243-2847 or email quitsmoking@med.miami.edu 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 mystudenthealth.miami.edu, 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." 

  • Vaping Cessation

    Many of the recent vaping-related lung injuries have been associated with the use of THC-containing products, particularly those obtained off the street or from other informal sources (e.g. friends, family members, illicit dealers). However, the long-term health effects of nicotine-only products are not yet known, so the CDC encourages refraining from or stopping use of all e-cigarette andvaping products. 

    If you want to learn more about the potential impact vaping may have on your health, visit the CDC webpage on vaping. 

    Below are resources available to help you to quit.  

    University of Miami – Be Smoke Free Program 
     
    The University’s award-winning smoking cessation program, “I Quit with AHEC Be Smoke Free Program,” now offers on-campus group classes for individuals interested in quitting vaping. Classes are offered in 4-week intervals.

    Quitting can be a long and difficult process. With the aid of group classes, individuals can get the support and tools necessary to quit vaping long-term. This benefit is available to UM employees, students, and the community at no charge. University of Miami affiliates and non-UM affiliates alike are encouraged to join this life-changing experience! 

    Visit miami.edu/besmokefree for a complete schedule and more information. Call 305-243-2847 or email quitsmoking@med.miami.edu to register for the BeSmokeFree Program. 

    Off-Campus Resources 

    These resources can also help you to quit vaping. 

    Tobacco Free Florida’s Quit Your Way offers free counseling over the phone, online, or in person as well as free nicotine patches, gum, and more. Visit https://www.tobaccofreeflorida.com/quityourway/ or call 1-877-U-CAN-NOW for more information.   

    • This is Quitting is a free texting program from Truth Initiative designed to help young people quit vaping. 
    • BecomeAnEx connects you with other individuals who are quitting e-cigarettes/vaping and offers interactive tools to help track your usage and understand your triggers.  
    • Smokefree Teen offers a variety of resources to help you prepare to quit and deal with the anxiety, stress, and cravings you may encounter.  

     

     

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