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Alcohol & Drug Prevention

Above the Influence

Teens can learn how to stand up to negative pressures, or influences and stay “above the influence.” The website also presents the latest facts on topics such as drugs and alcohol.
Crisis Text Line: Text “ABOVE” to 741-741
abovetheinfluence.com

Columbus Public Health You’re Extra Special (Y.E.S.) Program

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
Cost: free
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215

  • Prevention services: (614) 724-2024 or (614) 645-1342
  • Harm Reduction Services: (614) 724-2033
  • Treatment services: (614) 645-6839

columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/Alcohol-and-Drug-Abuse/Y-E-S—-You’re-Extra-Special
Columbus Public Health Alcohol & Drug Prevention & Treatment Services: columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/Alcohol-and-Drug-Abuse

Community for New Direction (CND)

CND is a non-profit agency that provides services for adults and youth in three areas: prevention, intervention, and treatment. Their youth services include a Summer Day Camp, after-school program, and in-school program. They teach leadership development, anti-bullying and violence prevention, job readiness, college preparedness, and focus on ATOD-V (alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, as well as violence) education. They also take high-school aged youth on an annual college tour and offer a FOCUS (Future Opportunities Created for Urban Students) program.

  • Administrative Office
    2323 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 160, Columbus, Ohio 43204
  • East Office
    993 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
  • West Office
    2096 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
  • South Office
    1008 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
  • Outpatient Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services
    1000 Atcheson Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203

Main Phone: (614) 272-1464
Treatment Services Phone: (614) 252-4941
cndcolumbus.org

Drug Safe Worthington

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.
drugsafeworthington.org

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 and the effects of drug use.
teens.drugabuse.gov

Ohio Opioid Education Alliance (Don’t Live in Denial, OH)

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:

  • OhioMHAS (The Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services): (877) 275-6364
  • Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: (855) 378-4373
  • SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration): (800) 622-4357

dontliveindenial.org

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.
Parent Helpline: call (855) 378-4373 Toll-free or text your question to 55753
drugfree.org

Prevention Action Alliance (PAA)

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

RxDrugDropBox.org (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.
apps2.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubdispsearch/spring/main

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.
starttalking.ohio.gov

Syntero

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.

  • 299 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin, Ohio 43017
    (614) 889-5722
  • 3645 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
    (614) 457-7876
  • 3433 Agler Road, Suite 2000, Columbus, Ohio 43219
    (614) 600-2708
  • 7100 Graphics Way, Suite 3100, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035
    (740) 428-0428

syntero.org

Teens Health

A website for teens that cover various health topics such as depression, relationships, staying safe, sexual health; smoking, coping with cliques, binge drinking, dealing with an alcoholic parent; marijuana use and more.
teenshealth.org/en/teens

Tyler’s Light

A non-profit 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.
tylerslight.com

Youth to Youth International

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.
Office: 1420 Fields Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
Mailing: 547 East Eleventh Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
(614) 224-4506
youthtoyouth.net