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COVID-19 Update: University offices are open but being staffed remotely. Classes will be conducted remotely for all summer sessions.

Substance Awareness

Office of Substance Awareness

Monmouth University offers students alcohol and other drug related information, prevention, assessment, short term counseling and referral services. A full-time licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor is located in the Health Center.

The counselor assists students who may need guidance or information with a substance abuse issue, or are concerned with someone else’s substance abuse problem.

Confidential appointments can be made Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

To learn more about our programs or schedule an appointment, please call Suanne Schaad, LPC, LCADC, Substance Awareness Coordinator, at 732-263-5804 or send e-mail to substanceawareness@monmouth.edu.

Other campus alcohol and drug-related services can be accessed through the navigation list on the right side of this page.

Smoking and COVID-19

During this particularly stressful time, people may be smoking or vaping more as a way to alleviate stress, but because smoking affects our lung function and COVID-19 is a pulmonary disease, individuals may want to consider the risks involved in continuing to smoke or vape.

The CDC has identified smokers as a group of people at higher risk for severe illness if they contract COVID-19. According to the American Lung Association, an important step to immediately improve your health and possibly avoid the most serious symptoms of COVID-19 is to consider quitting smoking and/or vaping.

If you are considering quitting or making a change to your smoking, vaping, or other substance use, contact the Office of Substance Awareness for free and confidential remote counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, please email sschaad@monmouth.edu.