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Alcohol & Drug Prevention

Above the Influence

Teens can go online to get help and stay “above the influence.” 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. View photos, podcasts, facts, videos and games about drugs and peer pressure.
PO Box 6000, Rockville, Maryland 20849
Toll Free: (800) 662-HELP

Community for New Direction (CND)

  • Once a year, offers a one-week tour across the U.S. of several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) every year for youth ages 14 to 18.
  • Offers a 6-week Summer Day Camp for youth ages 5 to 14, which includes a balance of education, prevention programming, and fun summer field trips.
  • Provides a 32-week after school peer group at three locations in Columbus and addresses alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and violence prevention education, for youth ages 5 to 14.
  • Offers addiction programs, including intensive outpatient, drug screening, group and individual counseling, mental health education, medically assisted treatment, anger management and life skills education.


  • 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
  • 1000 Atcheson Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203 (Near East Office)
  • 2096 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223 (West Office)
    (614) 272-1464

Cool Spot

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

Drug-Free Action Alliance

Provides leadership and advocacy to promote healthy lives through prevention of substance abuse and related problems.
6155 Huntley Road, Columbus, OH 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.
1010 Vermont Avenue, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 737-0690

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

This online site helps adolescents ages 11 through 15 (as well as their parents and teachers) learn about drugs.
6001 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(800) 662-HELP or (301) 443-1124

National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids created this website to give parents the tools they need to raise drug-free kids. The website 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) DRUGFREE or (855) 378-4373

Start Talking Ohio

Start Talking is 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.