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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 & Subcommittees

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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.


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

As the Fall semester begins, 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


Commencement Lawn

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

Week of Welcome Fall 2014



September 5, 2014


Free admission, food, and games!

Come by our booth and try our delicious mocktails!

For more info:

Smorgasport 2014


Student Services Festival

September 17, 2014


Speakers Platform Lawn



Yoga Med

Hosted by Beach Recovery

Every Saturday


Kinesiology, Room 110B in the LifeFit Center

Join us in promoting healthy recovery behaviors as we practice yoga and meditation!



FYE Alcohol Awareness Workshop

October 28, 2014


University Student Union




October 30, 2014


Maxson Plaza

OctSOBERfest 2014



Student Faces of Recovery

November 4, 2014


USU Beach Auditorium

If you are curious to know more about what it means to be in recovery, this is your chance to hear stories from students who are in recovery and ask questions. Food will be provided.

Check out our flyer!

Student Faces of Recovery Flyer



Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

November 12, 2014


Maxson Plaza

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!

Check out our flyer!

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event Flyer



Recovery for Sexual Assault Survivors Panel

December 4, 2014


Soroptimist House

Light Refeshments wil lbe served



Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

Every Wednesday (First Meeting begins on August 27, 2014)

12pm- 1pm

Student Health Services, Room 268

AA Meeting Flyer



Open Recovery Meetings

Meeting open to all of those in recovery, seeking recovery, or supportive of the recovery lifestyle.

Every Tuesday


Kinesiology, Room 110B in the LifeFit Center (located in the north east corner of the Kinesiology building)

For more info, contact Heather Mazzei at:



Weekly Walking Group

Every Monday


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

For more info, contact Heather at:

Each week we will participate in mindful walking and good conversation while exploring our beautiful campus.



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 provides valuable information and 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!


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 11/3/14