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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

Monday Night New Beginnings

a 12-Step Meeting for all addictions

When: Every Monday Night

Time: 6pm-7pm

Where: University Interfaith Center, Brotman Hall 178

Check out our flyer!

New Beginnings Flyer


AA Meeting

When: Every Wednesday

Time: 12pm-1pm

Where: Student Health Services, Rm 268

Check out our flyer!

Fall 2015 Support Meetings

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



September is National Recovery Month!

Recovery from substance dependence is a voluntarilymaintained lifestyle characterized by sobriety, personal health, and community. Beach Recovery at CSULB is a place for students to gain information and support about addiction and recovery. Come check out our booth and learn more about our program and services!

When: Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Time: 11am-1pm

Where: Maxson Plaza

National Recovery Month


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"!

Two dates are available:

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Where: Multicultural Center FO3, Room 2

Check out our flyer & spread the word!




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: 3:00pm-5:00pm

Where: Student Health Services, Room 118

Check out our flyer & spread the word!

Art & Soul Event Flyer