Smoking Cessation Program

Courage to Quit® is a group-based smoking cessation program for adults. The program is led by Master’s and PhD-level therapists and provides evidence-based methods, including behavioral skills, self-monitoring, cognitive skills, and medication information for helping individuals learn how to lead a healthy, smoke-free lifestyle. Program leaders work closely with participants to help them learn about tobacco addiction, and identify and implement a personalized treatment plan for quitting smoking or reducing tobacco use. Individual sessions can be arranged, if warranted, depending on scheduling availability.  Most patients are advised to start in the Courage to Quit® group for at least one month as a first step.

Groups currently meet for 75 minutes at the University of Chicago’s Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM), 5758 S. Maryland, 6th floor, Room 6601 (next to Supportive Oncology, 6F).   The current schedule (2018) is as follows:

  • Mondays—11:45am – 1:00pm
  • Fridays—10:15am – 11:30am

To get scheduled:  Contact Psychiatry Intake, 773.702.3858