Campus Wide Programs

Red Watch Band Program: Toxic drinking is an epidemic on campuses all across America. It means consuming so much alcohol the drinker passes out. But while "sleeping it off," the victim may be quietly dying. When you come right down to it, it's a problem that only students can tackle. The Red Watch Band movement is designed to end alcohol overdose deaths by teaching students how to handle alcohol emergencies and summon professional help.

Safe Ride Initiative: CSUB Alcohol and Drug Education Committee has worked with promoting DDI Inc. to provide a safe alternative for students who choose not to ride home with someone who has been drinking, as well as those who feel they may have had too much to drink to get home on their own. DDI Inc can be reached at 661-431-3854

Designated Driver Program: CSUB Alcohol and Drug Education Committee has partnered with several local establishments to provide one free non-alcoholic drink to those presenting the CSUB DD card.

21st Birthday Campaign: Deaths of students celebrating their 21st birthday motivated this prevention program. A birthday card is sent to all students a week before they turn 21 years old to wish them a happy birthday and remind them to celebrate safely.

Social Norms Campaign: A campus wide social norms campaign work to correct students misperceptions about their peers drinking habits. The campaign is based on statistics from our Core Alcohol and Drug Survey.

Individual Substance Abuse


Alcohol Assessment:  trained professional can meet individually with students to determine if the student has a substance or alcohol abuse problem. After the assessment an appropriate referral is made.


Alcohol or Marijuana 101: The committee developed an alcohol and marijuana diversion classes to assist students who have violated the CSUB Alcohol and Illicit Drug Policy.  As part of their disciplinary action, students are required to attend the class, which consist of education, counseling and journaling.  Students are referred to attend this class by various departments on campus including Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities and Residential Life.


This program is intended as an education sanction and does not involve formal alcohol assessment or counseling.


Community Resources

There are a number of off-campus programs that can help you with your choices.

Community Referrals for Substance Abuse Treatment

Clinica Sierra Vista

8787 Hall Road

Lamont, CA  93241

(661) 845-3717


Ebony Counseling Center

1301 California Avenue

Bakersfield, CA  93302

(661) 324-4756


Frazier Mountain Community Health Center

3545 Mount Pinos Way

Frazier Park, CA  93225

(661) 245-0250


Kern County Mental Health System of Care

2151 College Avenue

Bakersfield, CA  93305

(661) 868-8111


Self-Help Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

(661) 322-4025



(661) 322-1102


Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

(661) 869-3356


Recovery, Inc.

(661) 763-1755


For CSUB Employees


Employee Assistance Program

(800) 234-5465

9001 Stockdale Highway Bakersfield, California 93311 (661) 654-3453