Frequently Asked Questions


The ATOD Program Office is located at the Office of Wellness and Health Promotion inside Student Health Services, Room 268. (View map to Student Health Center)

Signs of alcohol poisoning may 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.

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

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.

All CSULB students are welcome to attend AA and Smart meetings on campus. The meetings are held on Wednesday from 12pm-1pm in the Student Health Center, Room 268. Contact the Office of Wellness and Health Promotion at (562) 985-4609 for more information about AA meetings.

For tobacco cessation, CSULB students, staff, and faculty may make an appointment to with the ATOD staff to discuss options for tobacco cessation. Students will also recieve a Quit Kit. The package includes information on various resources on tobacco cessation methods. You may pick one up at the Office of Wellness and Health Promotion, inside Student Health Services, Room 268.

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 research grants). The university must 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 - PDF

The ATOD Program staff and peer educators are available to offer presentations related to Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs. Please see information about presentation requests.

Fill out the "Ask a Question" online form found on the ATOD homepage and a staff member will get in touch with you as soon as possible.