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Alcohol & Drug Prevention

Above the Influence

Teens can go online to stand up to negative pressures, or influences and stay “above the influence.” They present the latest facts on topics such as drugs and alcohol. The more aware you are of the influences around you, the better prepared you will be to stand up to the pressures that keep you down.
352 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10010
Crisis Text Line: Text “ABOVE” to 741-741

Community for New Direction (CND)

CND’s elementary and middle school youth services include: Young Ambassadors for Peace (YAP) an anti-bullying, violence prevention and leadership development program for schools and a summer day camp, job readiness, secondary education and employment opportunities. Their high school youth services include: job readiness programs, mentorship, an annual historically black college and university tour and a violence intervention program. CND offers emergency support services on a case-by-base basis, parenting services and addiction counseling for adults.

  • 2323 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204 (Administrative Office)
    (614) 272-1464
  • 993 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205 (Near East Office)
    (614) 257-0305
  • 2096 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223 (West Office)
    (614) 272-1464

Cool Spot

The website is a place for young teens to learn about alcohol and resisting peer pressure.
5635 Fishers Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(301) 443-3860

Prevention Action Alliance (formally, Drug Free Action Alliance)

Provides leadership, advocacy and programs to promote healthy lives through prevention of substance abuse and related problems.
6171 Huntley Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 540-9985

Faces & Voices of Recovery

This national organizations is an advocacy organization committed to representing the millions of Americans in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Visit their website to read personal stories written by those in recovery.
840 First Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 737-0690

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for Teens

This online site helps adolescents ages 11 through 15 (as well as their parents and teachers) learn about drugs. This website is a project of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
6001 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(301) 443-1124

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Opioid Safety

Provides education and resources to help patients, parents, and physicians safely prescribe, use and dispose of opioids. If you have an emergency concern about your child’s prescription pain medication, please call (800) 222-1222.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2000

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

This website gives parents the tools they need to raise drug-free kids. It offers helpful advice, support from other parents and extensive information about drug and alcohol use.
352 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10010
Toll-free: (855) 378-4373 (Drug Disposal)

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has created safe and secure drop box locations to appropriately dispose of any unused or expired pain reliever medications. Visit the website to find a safe disposal location.
National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI)
1810 York Road, Lutherville, Maryland 21093
(410) 321-4600

Start Talking Ohio

A website created by the State of Ohio to increase parents’ knowledge and improve their confidence in speaking with youth about substance use, particularly prescription drugs. It also provides action steps they can take to help children resist peer pressure to use.


Program: outpatient mental health, trauma, grief and other behavioral health counseling; case management services, school-based therapeutic intervention and prevention services; intensive outpatient program for substance use disorder. They also offer mentoring, integrated primary care, Help Me Grow and more.
Eligibility: males and females, age 4 and older, but varies depending on the program
Cost: Medicaid, private insurance, self-pay, sliding fee scale for uninsured Franklin County residents
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization

  • 99 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin, Ohio 43017
    (614) 889-5722
  • 3645 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
    (614) 457-7876
  • 3433 Agler Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219
    (614) 600-2708

Intake: (614) 889-5722, ext. 133

Tyler’s Light

Nonprofit foundation that helps youth choose a drug-free life, while also providing resources for family members and friends who are involved in the battle to defeat drug abuse. On their website there are many events, tools and contacts for anyone needing help. Educates families, students and communities about drugs.