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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.


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 2015!

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!


Week of Welcome 2015

September 2- September 3


Central Quad

A chance to talk to over 300 campus organizations, clubs, departments, and resources offered at CSULB. Take your college experience to the next level by finding the organization that best fits you! There will be food trucks and free food giveaways. Come check out the ASI check-in table to get your Week of Welcome map and Fast Pass for a free t-shirt and early entry to Smorgasport! We hope to see you there!


Smorgasport 2015

Friday, Sept 4, 2015


Lot 3 and USU

Lets make this Smorgasport to best one yet! Come kick-off the first weekend of the semester at Smorgasport's 15th Anniversary!

** Check out the ASI check-in table on Sept 2nd & 3rd to get your Week of Welcome Map and Fast Pass for a free t-shirt and early entry to Smorgasport!


National Recovery Month

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

11am- 1pm

Maxson Plaza

National Recovery Month Flyer


Octsoberfest 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Maxson Plaza

Check out our flyer!

Octsoberfest 2015



MINDFULNESS while on the go

Looking for a place to decrease stress, increase balance and well-being? Find peace in the present moment and check out "MINDFULNESS while on the go"!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Multicultural Center

FO3, Room 2

Check out our flyer & spread the word!

Mindfullness on the Go



Great American Smokeout 2015

Want to quit smoking? Learn about the resources available and build your own QUIT KIT at the Great American Smokeout event!

Thursday, November 18, 2015

Time: 11am- 1pm

Where: Maxson Plaza

Check out our flyer!

Great American Smokeout 2015


Art & Soul

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 your addiction, your recovery progress or your past life, art can pave the way to clean living and a happy, healthy life long after the recovery process is over.

Come join us for an afternoon of Art & Soul! Open to all CSULB students who are in recovery and/or supports someone in recovery.

When: Thursday, November 19, 2015

Time: 3pm-5pm

Where: Student Health Services, Room 118

Check out our flyer!

Art & Soul



Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

Every Wednesday

12pm- 1pm

Student Health Services, Room 268

* The last meeting will be on December 23rd!

AA Meeting Flyer


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 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.


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!







Updated 11/17/15