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Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

 

About the Program

The Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Program educates students about the potential negative consequences of drug and alcohol use and/or abuse. Read more about the ATOD program.

ATOD Advisory Council & Subocmmittees

PDF icon ATOD Advisory Council & Subcommittees

 

Take the e-CHUG challenge!

e-CHUG & e-TOKE are brief self-assessment tools that provide information about personal risk patterns, individual level of tolerance, family risk factors, harm reduction strategies, and access to local resources.

Take a few minutes to complete the e-CHUG & e-TOKE! Answers are strictly confidential and no identifable information is stored.

ALCOHOL POISONING & YOU

Now that you're in college, you've got the freedom to make your own decision about your life. That includes how much and how often you drink. But before you start partying, get wise to a few facts you might not know. Like that you can die from drinking too much. Or that a certain blood alcohol level can put you in a coma.

Check out the Alcohol Poisoning Door Hanger!

Alcohol Poisoning Door Hanger

 

Tips and information on How to Prevent Alcohol Poisoning:

Limit Alcohol Consumption: Alternate alcohol with another beverage, such as water or juice and never drink on an empty stomach. Stop drinking immediately if you're feeling sick or having difficulty walking or talking.

Look out for friends who have had too much too drink. If your friend has bee n vomiting or passes out, son't leave him or her alone. And don't hesitate to call an ambulance if neccesary.

 

Stay Safe. Never go anywhere alone; stick with friends. Be aware that sedatives can be added to drinks (even non-alcoholic drinks), leaving students vulnerable to sexual assault. Never leave a drink unattended at a bar or party and never accept drinks from people you don't know.

 

What is Alcohol Poisoning?

Alcohol depresses nerves that control involuntary actions such as breathing and the gag reflex (which prevents choking). A fatal dose of alcohol will eventually stop these functions.

It is common for someone who drank too much alcohol to vomit, since alcohol is an irritant to the stomach. This means the person could choke on his or her vomit, which could cause death by asphyxiation in an unconscious person.

A person's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) can continue to rise even while he or she is passed out. Even after a person stops drinking, alcohol in the stomach and intestine continues to enter the bloodstream and circulate throughout the body. It is dangerous to assume the person will be fine by sleeping it off.

 

Ciritcal Signs of Alcohol Poisoning:

 

If you see ANY of these signs, seek help immediately.

Call 911 for on campus emergency.

 

- Mental confusion; stupor, coma or person cannot be roused.

- Vomiting

- Seizures

- Slow breathing (fewer than eight breaths per minute)

- Irregular breathing (10 seconds or more between breaths)

- Hypothermia (low body temperature), bluish and pale discoloration

 

What If I Think Someone Has Alcohol Poisoning?

Know the danger signals.

Do not wait for all symptoms to be present.

Be aware that a person who has passed out may die.

If there is any suspicion of an alcohol overdose, call 911 for help. Don't try to guess the level of drunkeness.

An alcohol overdose can lead to irreversible brain damage. Rapid binge drinking is especially dangerous because the victim can ingest a fatal dose before becoming unconscious.

Don't be afraid to seek medical help for friend who has too much to drink. Don't worry that your friend may become angry or embarassed. Always be safe, not sorry.

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Fall 2014!

Check out our events, programs, and resources!..We've got tons of information to share with you!

Designate Before You Celebrate

With the Labor Day weekend approaching, the ATOD Program would like you to be safe, be responsible, and designate before you celebrate!

Remember, impairment begins with the first drink.

Choose not to drink if you are driving, or be safe with a designated driver.

Always wear a seatbelt! Its your best protection in a crash.

Respect other peoples’ right, and your own, to choose not to drink.

Respect state laws and campus policies.

Stay out of dangerous situations involving alcohol, whether in a car, bar, or bedroom.

If a friend drinks to the point of passing out, alcohol poisoning is a real danger. If you are concerned, seek medical attention immediately. Its better to be safe than sorry! Know the signs of alcohol poisoning!

 

Week of Welcome

September 3-4, 2014

11am-1pm

Commencement Lawn

Come visit our table and get some free goodies and info about our program!

Week of Welcome Fall 2014

 

Smorgasport

September 5, 2014

7:00pm-12:00am

Free admission, food, and games!

Come by our booth and try our delicious mocktails!

For more info: www.csulb.edu/asi

Smorgasport 2014

 

Student Services Festival

September 17, 2014

11:30am-1:30pm

Speakers Platform Lawn

 

Yoga Med

Hosted by Beach Recovery

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

4:00pm-5:30pm

Kinesiology, Room 110B in the LifeFit Center

This event will promote health recovery behaviors while practicing yoga, meditation, and enjoying healthy snacks and refreshments.

 

FYE Alcohol Awareness Workshop

October 28, 2014

3:00pm-5:00pm

University Student Union

 

OctSOBERfest

October 30, 2014

11:30am-1:30pm

 

 

Walk a mile in Her Shoes

November 12, 2014

12pm

Details TBA

If you would like to be a part of this great event, please contact our office. Check out the video from last year's event!

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2014

 

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

Every Wednesday

12pm- 1pm

Student Health Services, Room 268

 

Open Recovery Meetings

Every Tuesday

4:00pm-5:00pm

Kinesiology, Room 110B in the LifeFit Center

For more info, contact Heather at: heather.mazzei@csulb.edu

 

Weekly Walking Group

Every Monday

12pm-1pm

Walk begins at the Kinesiology, Room 106 in the Life Fit Center

For more info, contact Heather at: heather.mazzei@csulb.edu

 

Alcohol, the Law, and You

To ensure your safety at CSULB & in the community, these enforcement activities will take place throughout the city:

* Party Patrols

* DUI Checkpoints

* Minor Decoy Operations

 

Happy 21st Birthday!

Happy 21st Birthday to all of the CSULB students turning 21 this month! Look out for your 21st birthday card in your email!

 

QUIT NOW! Smoking Cessation Program

Wanna quit smoking?..The ATOD Program provides a variety of resources to assist in your goal to quit smoking! Call or visit our office if you are interested in our QUIT NOW! Smoking Cessation Packet.

 

DATE at The Beach

The award-winning DATE (Drug, Alcohol, Tobacco Education) at The Beach focuses on the importance of making wise decisions, prevention, awareness and resources by educating students about alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues.

DATE at The Beach exposes the ATOD Program to the campus community, and privdes valuable informationand resources to students. Students can find the ATOD staff and peer educators at multiple campus events throughout the year promoting safe and healthy choices, including safe party tips and alcohol poisoning information.

DATE is available to all CSULB students in the residence halls, fraternity and sorority organizations and all other student groups and faculty on campus.

Schedule a DATE with us today!

 

PAUSE Bystander Intervention

PAUSE seeks to train and empower individuals with knowledge and skills to effectively assist in the prevention of sexual assaults, intimate partner violence, and stalking at CSULB. It is the goal of PAUSE that by equipping all members of the campus community with tools to recognize, intervene, and report offenses, our community will be more unified and a safer place to succeed.

 

Do you know the 3Ds?

Distract- Create an alternative focus for the perpetrator and victim.

Delegate- Give direction & support to both parties

Direct- Direct communication with all parties

 

Tips to Being a Successful Bystander

Approach everyone as a friend

Do not be antagonistic

Try to stay calm and in charge

Recruit help if necessary

If you are interested in being part of our PAUSE Team, please contact us! Check out our brochure!

PAUSE Brochure

 

Get Involved!

Looking for ways to be part of campus activities and have fun doing it?

Become a "HEADS UP" Peer Educator today!

 

Looking for something to do?

Check out our Alternative Activities calendar!

 

 

 

 

Updated 8/21/14