Courage to Quit® Adult Smoking Cessation Program

Quitting smoking is a challenge you do not have to face alone.

If quitting smoking is your goal, RHA’s Courage to Quit® program can help you get there. Courage to Quit® is a stop smoking program that may be available to you one-on-one or as part of a group. Each session includes information, practice skills, and support to help you reach your smoke-free goal.

Courage to Quit® is based on the work of Dr. Andrea King, a faculty member at the University of Chicago and licensed psychologist with a research background in tobacco and other addictions.

Our trained and certified Courage to Quit® program leaders are committed to help you achieve your smoke-free goal. They come from different backgrounds, including nursing, social work, and community organizations. Leaders are not current smokers.

There are two versions of the program: the Full Program is six sessions, with the quit day scheduled for the third session. The Short Program is three sessions, with the quit day scheduled for the second session. Every Courage to Quit® program begins with an orientation so you can decide if this is the right program for you.

Courage to Quit® sessions help you make a personal quit smoking plan, identify your triggers to smoke and gain new skills to deal with those triggers. You will learn about quit smoking medication options and strategies to prevent relapse. Courage to Quit® works to build your confidence to start your new tobacco-free life.

Are you ready? Below is a list of current offerings – find a leader or a program near you:

Arlington Heights

Courage to Quit®: Northwest Community Hospital

Group Programming

Location:  Northwest Community Hospital Community Wellness Center, 900 West Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Dates/Time:  Ongoing
Fee:  Sliding scale up to $35
For more information and registration:  Visit the Wellness Center’s website or call (847) 618-7992.

Support Group

Location:  Northwest Community Hospital Community Wellness Center, 900 West Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Dates/Time:  Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. and 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m.
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration:  Call Mary McNally, RN, at (847) 618-7992 or Juli Aistars, RN, APN, at (847) 618-6572.

Individual Programming

Locations:  Northwest Community Hospital Community Wellness Center, 900 West Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005 OR
Northwest Community Hospital, Main Hospital, 800 West Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Dates/Time:  By appointment
Fee:  Sliding scale up to $35
For more information and registration:  Visit the Wellness Center’s website or call (847) 618-7992.

Bloomington

Courage to Quit®: McLean County Health Department

Location:  McLean County Health Department, 200 W. Front St. #304, Bloomington, IL 61701
Dates/Time:  Ongoing
Fee:  Free for women
For more information and registration:  Contact Sarah via email at sarah.philos@mcleancountyil.gov or by phone at (309) 888-5968 or Marissa via email at marissa.thomas@mcleancountyil.gov or by phone at (309) 888-5954.

Chicago

Courage to Quit®: University of Chicago

Location:  Supportive Oncology conference room, 6th Floor – Room 6601, University of Chicago DCAM Building, 5758 S. Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL
Dates/Time:  Groups meet Mondays at 11:45 a.m. and Fridays at 8:45 a.m.
Fee:  Most insurances accepted – please call for more information.
For more information and registration:  Call Psychiatry Intake at (773) 702-3858 to schedule an appointment.

Courage to Quit®: Gilda’s Club Chicago

Location:  537 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL
Dates/Time:   Ongoing
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration:  Contact Kathleen Boss at (312) 464-9900.

Location:  Mount Sinai Medical Center – 1501 South California, Chicago, IL
Dates/Time:  Ongoing
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration:  Contact Kathleen Boss at (312) 464-9900.

Location:  Advocate Christ Medical Center – 4440 W 95th St, Outpatient Pavilion, Ground floor (corner of Kilbourne and 95th), Oak Lawn, IL
Dates/Time:  Ongoing
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration:  Contact Kathleen Boss at (312) 464-9900.

DeKalb

Courage to Quit®: Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital

Location:  Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center, Kish Hospital Drive, DeKalb, IL 60115
Dates/Time:  Ongoing
Fee:  $25 per person and refunded if all sessions are attended
For more information and registration:  Register online under “Quit Smoking.”

Evergreen Park

Courage to Quit®: Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Center

Location:  Health Education Center, Women’s Center, 1st Floor, West Pavilion, 2800 W 95th St, Evergreen Park, IL 60805
Dates/Time:  November 1, 8, and 15; 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Fee:  $20
Registration:  Call (708) 423-5774 to register.

Courage to Quit®: Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Center

Location:  Health Education Center, Women’s Center, 1st Floor, West Pavilion, 2800 W 95th St, Evergreen Park, IL 60805
Dates/Time:  Ongoing
Fee:  $20
Registration:  Call (708) 423-5774 for dates and times.

Niles

Courage To Quit®: Village of Niles

Location:  999 Civic Center Drive, Niles, IL 60714
Dates/Time:  Ongoing individual and group programs. Please call to register.
Fee:  Free – programs for Niles residents only
For more information and registration:  Call Brigitte Powidzki at (847) 588-8442.

Park Ridge

Courage to Quit®: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Location:  The Center for Advanced Care 1st floor, 1700 Luther Lane, Park Ridge, IL 60068
Dates/Time:  Ongoing
Fee:  $15
For more information and registration:  Register online using Code 8C13 or call 1-800-3-ADVOCATE (1-800-323-8622).

Sandwich

Courage to Quit®: Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital

Location:  Valley West Hospital, 1302 N. Main Street, Sandwich IL 60548
Dates/Time:  Ongoing
Fee:  $25 per person and refunded if all sessions are attended
For more information and registration:  Contact the Community Wellness coordinator at 815-786-3962 or vwwellness@kishhealth.org. Está disponible en español.

Skokie

Courage to Quit®: Skokie Health Department

Group Programming

Location:  Skokie Village Hall, 5127 W. Oakton St., Skokie, IL 60077
Dates/Time:  Mondays, September 18 to October 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Fee:  $15
For more information and registration:  Residency is not required, but you must call (847) 933-8252 to register.

Support Group

Location:  Skokie Village Hall, 5127 W. Oakton St., Skokie, IL 60077 (lower level)
Dates/Time:  Tuesdays from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration:  Call (847) 933-8252

 

Want to bring Courage to Quit® to your community, campus or workplace? Interested in helping others quit? For more information about Courage to Quit®, contact Lainie Kast, Program Manager, via email at lkast@lungchicago.org or by phone at (312) 628-0241.