Quitting Tobacco & Vaping
- Students can request a 30-minute appointment at Student Health to discuss tobacco cessation strategies and treatments. Student Health also offers the following patient education brochures: Smoking Cessation - Quit Plan and Medications and Smoking Cessation - Helping Others.
- The Wellness Resource Center is a great place to become more informed about nicotine products, ask questions, and receive support if you're quitting nicotine. Students are welcome to stop by the Well or contact email@example.com.
- 1-800-QUIT-NOW offers free phone consultations and support for smoking cessation. Those who use this free resource are more likely to quit successfully.
- This Is Quitting is a free app that offers smoking cessation help at your fingertips. Quit with strategies and support from real quitters. Free expert counseling is also available.
- Students who are interested in quitting cigarettes may be eligible to participate in a smoking cessation research study. Compensation is provided. For more info, click on the link or call (804) 628-7550.
Alcohol & Other Drug Use
The Wellness Resource Center
The Well offers a variety of support and resources to students with questions or concerns about alcohol and/or drug use.
- The Well regularly updates a printable list of VCU Recovery Resources, which includes a wide variety of support groups. A calendar of upcoming meetings and events is also available online.
- Rams in Recovery is a VCU group supporting students in all stages of recovery. 13 different events are offered weekly, including Rams in Recovery Pizza and Community (every Friday from 2-3pm at the Well when classes are in session), Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Refuge Recovery, Smart Recovery, and more. Stop by the Recovery Clubhouse in the Well, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out the Rams in Recovery facebook page for more info.
- A New Leaf - Meeting of Marijuana Anonymous is a new VCU support group meeting Wednesdays at 5:45pm starting January 30, 2019 at the Wellness Resource Center's 3rd Floor Lounge.
- Resources for families and those with a loved one suffering from addiction are also available.
Substance Use Education
Have questions or concerns about a friend's substance use or your own substance use? Visit the Well to learn more, email email@example.com, or contact the Assistant Director for Substance Education and Recovery Support at (804) 828-2086.
- Concerned about your marijuana use? You may be eligible to participate in a VCU research study on brief treatment for problematic marijuana use. You must be 16-25 years old and have access to text messaging. All information is kept confidential. Compensation provided. For more information, contact Victoria Childress, MPH at (804) 628-6194.
Student Health Brochures