Government, Ohio

Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services Department of Aging
Office of Budget & Management Department of Development 
Department of Education  Department of Health
Office of the Governor Department of Job & Family Services
Ohio Office of Health Transformation Department of Developmental Disabilities
Department of Youth Services Ohio Attorney General
Ohio House of Representatives Ohio Senate

Government, Federal

Office of Health & Human Services CMS
SAMHSA Drug Enforcement Administration
Office of Drug Control Policy Department of Justice
Administration on Aging Homeland Security

Community Partners

Alcoholics Anonymous Center for Evidence-Based Practices
County Commissioners Association MACC
NAMI Ohio National Institute on Alcohol Abuse
National Institute on Drug Abuse National Institute on Mental Health
OHIOCARES Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies
Ohio Citizen Advocates Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers
Ohio Empowerment Coalition Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association
Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation Partnership for a Drug Free America
Public Children Services Association of Ohio Ohio Alliance of Recovery Providers
Northern Ohio Recovery Association

General Links

Don’t Get Me Started Ohio Online College Mental Health Resource Ohio Network of Care 
Longterm Care Consumer Guide Prescription Process
Public Health Online PhysCentral

Substance Abuse Resources

The effects of alcohol and substance abuse can be seen in all age groups and in all facets of society. Drug abuse by children and teens can destroy a family and ruin a child’s chance for a successful career and future. Alcohol and drug abuse by parents can often have similar effects on children and teens by destroying the family bond, and by the modeling of risky and dangerous behavior. Adults who engage in substance abuse may end up losing close relationships with those they care for, losing jobs and careers they have worked hard for, and they may even risk incarceration because of their addictions and behaviors.

Public Health Data

Drug Statistics: Information on drug use statistics listed alphabetically by drug name or type.The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University: Teen survey and substance abuse statistics along with resources and other information.

Drugs and Crime Facts: Statistics on drug use broken down into the categories of youth, general population, and workplace.

Federal Drug Data Sources: A listing of sites with surveys, assessments, and trends concerning substance abuse.

Commonly Abused Drugs: A listing of commonly abused drugs, with info on how they are taken and their health consequences.


Center for Substance Abuse Research: Organization at the University of Maryland at College Park who performs research to combat the problems caused by drug use.


Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD): A peer-to-peer education and activism organization that is dedicated to preventing destructive decisions such as drug and alcohol use.Above the Influence: Site helps teens and young adults understand the pressures and influences they face daily and how to make positive life choices.

Prevention First: This organization provides support to institutions of higher education in their fight against alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and violence.Foundation for a Drug-Free World: This group provides educational information to help young people make informed decisions to be substance-free.

How to talk to your kids about addiction


Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator: A searchable listing of drug treatment facilities in the USA.

Drug Related Information

Street Drugs: Information on many of the common street drugs.Illegal Drugs Identification Chart: What They Look Like & How to Recognize Their Effects: Photos and information regarding common illegal drugs.

Alcohol Abuse: A site all about alcohol abuse and its impact.

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition: Information on inhalants and the dangers they pose.

Prescription Drug Abuse: Information regarding the abuse of prescription medications.

Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs: Information on narcotics and other types of dangerous drugs.

Teen Addiction: Information on teen substance use

Professional Associations and Organizations

The Association for Addiction Professionals: An association that serves addition counselors, educators, and health care professionals who work in the field of addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery.

National Association of State Alcohol/Drug Abuse Directors: The purpose of this group is to support the development of alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment programs throughout every state.

Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse: The goal of this association is to make advances in substance abuse education and research.

International Harm Reduction Association: Organization that promotes harm reduction policies and practices worldwide regarding dangerous drugs.

Journals and other Publications

Addiction Messenger: A monthly publication with tips and information covering a variety of substance abuse-related topics.Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Health: Current Evidence: An online newsletter that summarizes research on alcohol, drugs, and health.

Drug Free Action Alliance Marijuana Resources:Resouce page for marijuana

Mental Health Resources

For Teens: Am I Depressed or is It Just a Phase?

Know The Signs & Symptoms To Prevent Suicide

Surviving Your Child’s Suicide: Finding Peace After Tragedy

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Guide to College Planning for Psychiatrically Impaired Students

Mental Illnesses

Additional Resources