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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where is the ATOD Program Office?

    The ATOD Program Office is located in the Student Health Center, Room 268. (View map to Student Health Center)

  2. Who attends the ATOD Step 1-2-3 mandatory class?

    In the event a student is cited for a violation or combination of violation of campus-related alcohol or drug policies, state laws or regulations, the student will be referred to the following:

    Step 1:

    When cited on campus for alcohol and drug violations for the first time, CSULB students are given a mandated appointment to attend and complete the ATOD Mandatory Class. The ATOD Step 1 Mandatory Class is a two hour class that discusses responsible decision making, negative consequences of alcohol and drug use, and compliance with campus policy and regulations.

    Step 2:

    When cited on campus for a second policy violation, CSULB students having already attended the ATOD Mandatory Class are given a mandated appointment with an experienced alcohol and drug counselor in the ATOD Program.  This appointment provides a more detailed examination of the student's behavior and risks associated with alcohol and/or drug use. The ASSIST motivational interview assessment is the tool utilized to identify the student's risk level and appropriate resources.

    Step 3:

    When cited on campus for a third alcohol and drug violation, CSULB students are referred to the Office of Student Conduct & Ethical Development where appropriate action will be executed.

    Please note: These steps carry over from one year to the next for as long as a student is enrolled at the University.

  3. What are the signs of alcohol poisoning?

    Signs of alcohol poisoning include: choking and/or persistent vomiting; irregular breathing that is fewer than 12 breaths per minute; no breathing for 10 seconds or more and shallow breathing; the skin appears cold, clammy or bluish; and the person won’t wake up.

  4. What should I do if someone has alcohol poisoning?

    If someone has alcohol poisoning, call 911; DO NOT LEAVE. Stay with the person until help arrives; turn the person on his or her side; monitor breathing closely.

  5. Who should I contact if I want to attend an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting on campus?

    All students are welcome to attend the AA meetings on campus. The meetings are held every Wednesdays from 12pm-1pm in the Student Health Center, Room 268. Contact the ATOD Program at (562) 985-1732, for more information about AA meetings.

  6. What smoking cessation programs are offered on campus?

    For smoking cessation, CSULB students, staff, and faculty may make an appointment to with the ATOD staff to discuss options for smoking cessation. Students will also recieve a QUIT NOW! Quit Kit. The package includes information on various resources on smoking cessation methods. You may pick one up at the ATOD Program office in the SHS, Room 268.

  7. Are students age 21 and over, who live in the Residential Halls, allowed to drink alcohol in the rooms?

    Yes, residents and/ or guests 21 years of age or older may consume alcohol in the privacy of their own room with their door closed. Resident(s) with a roommate, present or not present, under 21 years of age, may not possess, consume, serve, sell, or store alcoholic beverages in their room. The incident will be documented and both residents will go through the conduct process. Alcohol Policy for Housing and Residential Life

  1. What services are available to students in recovery?

    The ATOD Program offers a University sanctioned and supported collegiate recovery program for students in recovery. Please see information on our website about Beach Recovery.

  2. What is the campus policy on medical marijuana?

    The use, possession or sale of marijuana and any THC derivatives are prohibited at CSULB. Under the federal law which supersedes State law, marijuana is still illegal. the campus is held to two federal laws, the Drug-Free Schools and Community Act, and the Drug-Free Workplace Act. These laws say that in order to receive any federal funding (work-study, financial aid, and federal reserach grants). the university mush prohibit all illegal drugs.

    As for medical marijuana, the Drug-Free School and Community Act, and the Drug-Free Workplace Act do not distinguish medical and non-medical use. CSULB, like all colleges and universities, prohibits any marijuana use, regardless of medical status.Campus Policy on Marijuana and all Related Products

  3. What resources are available if a family member is involved with ATOD?

    The ATOD Program can provide information for Al-Anon services and locations in Long Beach and its surrounding cities.

  4. What types of outreach presentations does your program offer?

    The ATOD Program staff and peer educators offer D.A.T.E. (drug, alcohol, tobacco education) presentations on numerous Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug issues, education and prevention.

  5. Are internship and volunteer opportunities available?

    Yes, the ATOD Program welcomes students who are interested in being part of our team.