Program: education program (YES) for children ages 7 to 12 whose lives have been affected by alcohol or drugs
Eligibility: ages 7 to 12 in Columbus City Schools and other select community sites
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Columbus Public Health Alcohol & Drug Prevention & Treatment Services: columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/alcohol-and-drug-abuse
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.
Provides a life-saving point of contact for people who use drugs, to help increase their odds of surviving an overdose. If you are going to use by yourself, you can call their hotline. You will be asked for your first name, location, and the number you are calling from. An operator will stay on the line with you while you use. If you stop responding after using, the operator will notify emergency services of an “unresponsive person” at your location. If you are interested in getting help, they have resources available for you.
Provides information and resources to help prevent the individuals from abusing prescription opioids. Click the link to find a secure drop box to dispose of leftover pills. If you know about or suspect opioid abuse call:
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. Text, call or email the free and confidential helpline. Visit the website for contact information.
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: Offers 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: 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. Visit the website for intake forms.
New Clients: (614) 889-5722, ext. 133
This is an initiative to help use pain medication safely and responsibly to minimize the risk of drug misuse, dependency and addiction. The website provides printable resources on safe medication, helps people safely dispose of medications that are no longer needed, and provides information about alternative, non-opioid pain management therapies. They also list a helpline, various hotlines and additional resources for the general public, health care professionals and patients.
Helpline: (877) 275-6364
Provide resources, services and workshops the promote a culture that prevents drug and alcohol abuse, while supporting individuals and families affected by substance abuse. They also have a youth council. Visit the website for contact information.
A community-based drug prevention and youth leadership program for middle school and high school students. The goal of its many projects is harnessing the powerful influence of peer pressure, making it a positive force that encourages youth to live free of tobacco, alcohol and drugs. Call for meeting schedules and more information.
118 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43125