Substance Abuse


Due to the current health advisory, Student Health Services is open for essential services only, such as acute illnesses. The pharmacy is not available at this time.


Free tobacco cessation services are available for students, staff, and faculty, including:

  • Free Quit Kit
  • One-on-One Health Education appointments
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy (Patches, Gum)

Non-Nicotine Medication (Zyban) and Acupuncture Clinic are also available for CSULB students.

To schedule an appointment for tobacco cessation, please call: (562)985-4609 or book online through the patient portal.


Linda Pena is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor is available for individual counseling. To schedule an appointment, call (562) 985-1732 or book online through the patient portal.


In addition to education and prevention, the ATOD Program supports establishing a collegiate recovery community. Through a collegiate recovery community, 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.

Recovery meetings are held during the spring and fall semesters.