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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

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
    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 Heidi Ortiz at (562) 985-5859 or

Support Meetings

New Beginnings

a 12-Step Meeting for all addictions

When: Every Monday Night

Time: 6pm-7pm

Where: University Interfaith Center, at the Soroptimist House (located on Beach Drive next to the Nursing bldg.)

Check out our flyer!

New Beginnings


AA Meeting

When: Every Wednesday (first meeting begins on January 20th)

Time: 12pm-1pm

Where: Student Health Services, Rm 268

Check out our flyer!

AA Meetings

If you have any questions about these meetings please contact Heidi Ortiz at (562) 985-5859 or



Meditation March

Have you heard about the benefits of meditation? Come join us and learn to implement meditation into yourdaily life, balance your mind and body, and reduce stress.

When: Monday, March 21, 2016

Time: 1pm-3pm

Where: Multicultural Center, FO3, Room 2

Check out our flyer!

Mediutation March



Anonymous People Movie Screening

Wednesday, April 6, 2016


CSULB Beach Auditorium

Students who attend the movie screening may receive class credit.

Check out the flyer!

Anonnymous People


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 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 an afternoon of Art & Soul! Open to all CSULB students who are in recovery and//or supports someone who is in recovery. Space is limited, RSVP today!

When: Thursday, April 28, 2016

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Where: USU-305

Check out our flyer!

Art & Soul



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"!

Every Wednesday ( Beginning January 20th)


Multicultural Center

Check out our flyer & spread the word!

Mindfullness on the Go