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Substance Abuse

Students may receive health education and substance abuse information at no charge. The HPSA (Health Education and Substance Abuse Prevention) Coordinator will answer questions or provide general education on substance abuse issues. This free service can be provided as a presentation or by telephone.

Illicit Drugs & Alcohol Brochure

Tobacco Free On Campus

Starting August 1, 2011, The University of Texas at Arlington will be a tobacco-free campus.

In order to provide students, faculty, staff, and visitors with a healthy, welcoming learning environment, the University will begin prohibiting the use of all tobacco products — including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and smokeless tobacco—on campus property at all times. Violators will be subject to penalties detailed in the tobacco-free policy.

Fresh Start from Tobacco

UT Arlington is committed to providing students who wish to stop using tobacco products with the resources they need to transition to the new campus policy.

UT Arlington offers tobacco cessation education classes that are free for all students. The Fresh Start From Tobacco program consists of a series of four classes designed to educate and assist individuals who are ready to make a fresh start from tobacco use (including smokeless tobacco).

Facilitated by Health Services, the four one-hour educational sessions address tobacco addiction and cessation topics. These classes cover addiction, quitting, coping strategies, and receiving help. It is important to attend all four sessions. In addition, all participants are eligible for a limited supply of nicotine replacement therapy patches and gum. Students may register for classes by contacting Health Services at 817-272-2771

Fresh Start from Tobacco is on Twitter! Please find us on the link below and tweet and follow us as we promote our tobacco cessation class and many events!! We will have regular tweets regarding the program, facts and statistics, classes, aids, and much more!

Fresh Start from Tobacco Brochure



Substance Abuse Support Group Links

Access these links for services near you.

1-888-4al-anon (1888-425-2666)

Central Office
316 Bailey Ave, 100
Ft. Worth, TX 76107

Dallas Intergroup Assoc.
6162 E. Mockingbird
Dallas, TX 75214
214-887-6699 has Arlington listings for Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. has Dallas listings for Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

Ft. Worth - 817-834-2119
Dallas - 214-956-8755
or 972-240-9385

Fort Worth Office
P.O. Box 122151
Ft. Worth, TX 76121
or Help Line 817-624-9525

Dallas Help Line

Find educational information about the myths and facts about alcohol use.
Tarrant Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (Arlington Office)
This agency offers a variety of services including assessment and referal to detox and/or treatment that is priced on an ability-to-pay basis.

CATS (817-569-5250) and ARC (817-569-5750)
These agencies offer outptatient, group or individual counseling (ability-to-pay basis) to students who don't need inpatient treatment.


If you have insurance and counseling is a covered expense, call the number for mental health/substance abuse on the back of your insurance card. The representative will be able to tell you who your providers are and how much your co-pay is.