Special Topics - Quitting Smoking
Our Self-Help Web site has information on quitting smoking, and related topics such as anxiety management. In addition, there is a collection of pamphlets and handouts available in the Self-Help Library located in the reception area of the Counseling Center, MGC-214.
Here are some good web resources related to quitting smoking:
Complete Guide to Quitting - American Cancer Society
American Lung Association - On Line Smoking Cessation Program (free!)
Office of the Surgeon General - Tobacco Cessation Guidelines
LOCAL ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT RESOURCES
Suburban Hospital Outpatient Addiction Treatment Services
About 10 minutes by car or 20 minutes by bus from campus, Suburban Hospital offers a 7-week smoking cessation program.
About 5 minutes from campus by car. SIbley Hospital offers a Fresh Start smoking cessation program. Four sessions, once a week, in the evenings. Call (202) 537-4500 to sign up in advance; programs offered quarterly; new session starting in September. THis program is FREE!
AU Psychology Department
Free counseling groups through the AU Psychology Department are available for smokers who want to quit. All members of AU (faculty and staff included) as well community members outside of AU are eligible to participate.
A Counseling Center counselor can also help you locate private providers in the area who offer smoking-cessation treatment. Call x3500 to make an appointment with a counselor.