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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

PDF iconATOD 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.

 

Critical 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 2016!

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!

 

Presentation Requests

Presentation requests can be made by going to the "Contact Us" section of this website. Please indicate the date, time, location, number of students in the class, and specific topic you would like presented. Please notify us two weeks in advance for scheduling and preparation for presentations. Thank you!

 

Bystander Intervention Workshop

Have you ever been concerned about a situation and wanted to help, but didnt know how? This workshop will teach you the importance of intervening in a safe way by using a three step decision making process. Come learn how to become a PAUSE-itive Bystander!

Come & check out our Fall 2016 Workshops:

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
1pm-2pm @ USU-205

 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

3pm-4pm @ USU-205

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

3pm-4pm @ USU-205

 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

3pm-4pm @ USU-205

 

 

Art & Soul Fair

The process of recovering from addiction is a challenge. Using art to become in touch with one's feelings can work wonders in uncovering and unveiling emotions and clearing the path to recovery. No matter what your addiction, your progress or your past life, art can pave the way to clean living and a happy, healthy long life after the recovery process is over.

Come join us for a day of Art & Soul! Open to all CSULB students, faculty & staff who are in recovery and//or supports someone who is in recovery.

When: Thursday, September 15, 2016

Time: 10am-2pm

Where: Speakers Platform

Check out our flyer!

Art & Soul Fair Flyer

 

 

Octsoberfest

When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Time: 11am-2pm

Where: Maxson Plazza

 

Addiction Incorporated Movie Screening

When: Wednesday,November 16, 2016

Time: 3pm-5pm

Where: USU-205

Open to all CSULB Students, Faculty & Staff

 

Great American Amokeout

When: Thursday, November 17, 2016

Time: 11am-1pm

Where: Maxson Plaza

 

 

National Impaired Driving Prevention

When: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Time: 11am-1pm

Where: Maxson Plaza

 

New Beginnings

New Beginings Support Meetings are held every Monday from 5:30pm-6:30pm at the University Interfaith Center at the Soroptimist House, located on Beach Drive next to the Nursing building).

Check out our flyer!

Campus Support Meetings

 

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

Every Wednesday, beginning on August 24th

12pm- 1pm

Student Health Services, Room 268

Campus Support Meetings

 

QUIT NOW! Smoking Cessation QUIT KIT

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 QUIT KIT.

Smoking Cessation Services at the SHS

 

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 provides valuable information and resources to students, as well as promoting safe and healthy choices, including safe party tips and alcohol poisoning information.

Schedule a DATE with us today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated 8/24/16