Members of the Emory Community will be able to:

  • Identify impacts of drug use, misuse and abuse
  • Identify resources to support and assist self and others
  • Reduce/stop use, misuse and abuse

Tobacco and Other Drug Education



Prescription Drugs

    • Prescription Rx
      • In partnership with the Georgia Prevention Project, this presentation provides education on opioid and stimulant abuse and misuse on campus.

 Don’t see a program that fits your needs or have an idea for a program? Contact Elizabeth Peeler at epeeler@emory.edu

Individual Sanction

Group Sanction


For more information about ReStart, Emory's Collegiate Recovery Community, contact Willie Bannister at Wbannis@emory.edu

The Office of Health Promotion houses a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in working with people who may be concerned about how their use of alcohol, cannabis,  or other agents might impact their academics, work, relationships with others and with themselves.

The counselor can meet with any Emory student on a private, confidential basis to support them in making changes in their use.  In some cases, the counselor may play a role in connecting students to other campus offices, and make referrals, when clinically indicated, to support meetings or treatment resources off campus.

Students may email wbannis@emory.edu, or call 404-727-0395 with more specific questions.

  • Living, studying, and working on a tobacco-free campus can provide challenges to current smokers. Through our Substance Abuse Risk Reduction program, we provide support to current smokers as well as the resources necessary to quit.
  • To make an appointment, please call 727.7551 or make an appointment online.
  • Faculty and staff members in smoking cessation resources are encouraged to contact the Faculty Staff Assistance Program.
  • For more information about smoking cessation resources, click hereor read below.
  • This is a listing of tobacco cessation programs. We make every effort to keep this list up-to-date, but please check directly with each program to ensure that you have the most current and pertinent information. Click on the service provider listed to learn more about each resource.


Tobacco and Other Drug Education

Information coming soon.

On Campus 

  • Office of Health Promotion
    • Educational program of two sessions with Willie Bannister, LPC. These will include initial coaching and discussion of various cessation approaches and tools as well as referrals to other resources. No charge. Available at Emory Office of Health Promotion. Students may log onto Your Patient Portal or call 404.727.7551 to schedule an appointment.
  • Emory University Student Health:
    • Medical intervention with initial screening interviews, harm reduction and tobacco use cessation prevention education, case management and recovery maintenance. You may be seen by a physician, a physician assistant, a nurse practitioner or a registered nurse. There will be one initial visit and follow up as needed. There is no charge for office visits. Cost for medication is dependent upon your insurance coverage. Students may log onto Your Patient Portal or call 404.727.7551 to schedule an appointment. Students who are unable to afford smoking cessation medications (either over-the-counter or prescription) should contact Michael Huey, EUSHCS Executive Director at 404-712-8652 for possible assistance.


Off Campus

  • Quit and Fit (Aetna)

Aetna’s Healthyroads Program consists of nicotine replacement therapy plus one kickoff phone session, one general assessment phone session, one pre-quite phone session, up to four consultations via phone per month to problem solve and self-assess, plus online educational materials and self tracking tools. This program is no charge for students with Emory student health insurance. Others with Aetna insurance would have varying levels of benefits. Call 1.800.650.2747 or visit www.quitandfit.com

  • Georgia Quit Line

The Georgia Quit Line offers trained counselors to help with tobacco cessation, problem solving, skill building and referrals for medical support. There are six free phone consultations. Available to all Georgia residents. Call 877.270.STOP or visit www.livehealthyga.org

Georgia Tobacco Quitline is currently offering all adult Georgians, who are 18 years and older and ready to make a quit attempt, a one per year free 8-week supply of FDA approved nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) in the form of patches or gum.     More information about the Georgia Tobacco Quitline services and cessation support can be found via the following link: https://dph.georgia.gov/tobacco-cessation-resources

  • Freedom from Smoking

This is an Emory sponsored American Lung Association program. It offers an eight session over seven weeks facilitated tobacco cessation class. Contact Donna Weaver at donna.d.weaver@emory.edu to register. FREE for students.

  • Cigna Quit Today

This phone program offers personal coaching, optional phone support groups, free nicotine replacement therapy and Health Rewards bonus points. Free to enrolled members of Cigna. Call 8663417.7848 or visit http://my.cigna.com/portal/portal/healthcare/programs/quit_today_tobacco_cessation.html.

  • Humana QuitNet

Nicotine replacement therapy plus phone calls with a trained counselor and regular emails. Available to students with Humana insurance. Contact Humana for cost. Call 885.572.4074 or visit www.quitnet.com/humana.

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Georgia Time Well Spent

Participants receive an educational toolkit including articles and posters. Free to all Blue Cross/Blue Shield members. http://www.bcbsga.com/timewellspent

  • United Health

Individually tailored needs assessment that offers online support. Free to United Health participants. www.myuhc.com

  • American Lung Association Not-On-Tobacco

For ages 14-19, this course offers different sessions on quitting and staying quit. Group involvement is required. 1.800.LUNG.USA (586.4872) or www.lungusa.org.

  • gov

This is a free, comprehensive online program offered by the CDC. It offers optional texting with a counselor from the National Cancer Institute. 1.877.44U.QUIT (448.7848) or www.smokefree.gov.

  • Quitnow

This CDC program offers phone consultations as well as resources in the tobacco user’s local area. The program is free. 1.800.QUIT.NOW (784.8669) or www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking

  • Become an Ex

An individually tailored online program from National Alliance for Tobacco Cessation. Free to everyone at www.becomeanex.org


Alcohol Education


Elizabeth Peeler epeeler@emory.edu

Willie Bannister wbannis@emory.edu