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Beach Recovery

In addition to education and prevention, the ATOD Program supports establishing a collegiate recovery community. In this day and age, the stigma that comes with the word “addiction” sticks and becomes something that seems shameful, when it really isn’t. Through a collegiate recovery community, Beach Recovery, we aim to educate people about addiction to help remove the stigma and teach our community the facts about this disease. Recovery from substance dependence is a voluntarily maintained lifestyle characterized by sobriety, personal health, and community. It is critically important that our university campus provides a nurturing, affirming environment in which students seeking recovery or are in recovery can find peer support as well as other recovery support services while attaining a college education. Students participating in this community have educational, academic, advisory, community building, and programmatic opportunities that support their decision to maintain their recovery as well as achieve academic success while enjoying a genuine college experience free from alcohol and other drugs.

Alcohol/ Drug Counseling

Linda Pena, MA, MS, CADC
Phone: (562) 985-1732
Email: linda.pena@csulb.edu

Additional On-Campus Student Recovery Support

Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS), 562-985-4001

Student Recreation & Wellness Center (SRWC), 562-985-0775

Women’s Resource Center, 562-985-8576

University Police, 562-985-4101

Academic Advising, 562-985-4837

Disabled Student Services (DSS), 562-985-5401

Community Support

  • Harbor Office Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Marijuana Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • ICYPAA
    The International Conference of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous (ICYPAA) was founded for the purpose of providing a setting for an annual celebration of sobriety among young people in AA. This meeting provides an opportunity for young AA's from all over the world to come together and share their experience, strength, and hope as members of Alcoholics Anonymous.
  • Socalypaa
    The Southern California Young People In Alcoholics Anonymous Conference
  • ManyFaces1Voice
    Join the movement. We are students, sons, daughters, moms, dads, friends, community leaders – all bringing the power and proof of recovery to our communities. Together we will challenge public perception and ultimately the public response to the addiction crisis.

Treatment Centers

For all CSULB students interested in supporting Beach Recovery, please contact Linda Peńa at (562) 985-1732 or linda.pena@csulb.edu

Events

  • What: Movie Screening: The Anonymous People (88 Minutes)
  • When: April 15, 2014 @ 4:00PM
  • Where: Beach Auditorium
  • This is a feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The moving story of The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices of the leaders, volunteers, corporate executives and celebrities who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them.
    Facilitated Discussion to follow screening, led by members of CSULB Beach Recovery

On-campus Support Meetings

  • What: Celebration of Recovery Meeting
  • When: Every Tuesday from 4pm-5pm
  • Where: LifeFit Center @ The Beach
  • Rm. 110B (located in the north east corner of the Kinesiology building)
  • Open to all those who support recovery. Contact Heather: hlmazzei@gmail.com
  • What: Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
  • When: Every Wednesday from 12pm-1pm
  • Where: Student Health Services, SHS-264
  • 12-step meeting. All addictions are welcome. Contact Linda: linda.pena@csulb.edu
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