California Higher Education Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Conference

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The ATOD Program is the ultimate resource for students at CSU Long Beach. The program provides knowledge and promotes a campus culture of prevention, awareness and education through the development of innovative campus-wide programs, services and resources to students. The “HEADS UP!” Peer Education Program continues to be a strong force in providing peer education at CSULB. Students are trained to attend and conduct health fairs, events, and orientations, and to give presentations at various campus events annually.

Two new initiatives were launched in 2013. “Beach Recovery” 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. PAUSE (Prevention Awareness Uniting Students with Empowerment), a bystander training program, gives students specific techniques and roles that can be used in preventing a sexual assault and/or assist and intervene on behalf of the victim.

For more information, contact Jennifer Layno at