Substance Use Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention Resources

Treatment and Recovery Support Services

Texas Outreach, Screening, Assessment, and Referral (OSAR) Information and Locations

OSAR Information
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Substance Use Services Locator

Find OSAR and substance use services in your area on the Substance Use Service Locations map.
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Mental Health and Substance Use
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Texas Targeted Opioid Response (TTOR)

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One in four Texans has experienced an opioid overdose or knows someone who has. The Texas Targeted Opioid Response (TTOR) is a public health initiative with a mission to save lives and provide life-long support to Texans with opioid and stimulant use disorders by expanding access to prevention, integrated, treatment, and recovery support services. HHSC established TTOR in May 2017 with funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

  • Prevention programming connects communities to resources throughout Texas, raising awareness about prescription opioid misuse, distributing the life-saving overdose reversal drug naloxone, and stopping substance use disorder before it starts.
  • Integrated services implement prevention, treatment, and recovery strategies in community, clinical, and criminal justice settings to improve care for people.
  • Treatment expands the capacity of physicians and clinics across Texas to offer evidence-based treatment to support people struggling with opioid and stimulant use disorders.
  • Recovery increases the availability and effectiveness of support services for people in long-term recovery by expanding access to equitable recovery housing, employment services, and peer support groups.

The TTOR program aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to medications for opioid use disorder and reducing opioid-related overdose deaths through its evidence-based programming.

Additional information about the TTOR program is available by accessing the TTOR interactive dashboard, viewing the TTOR brochure (PDF), or by visiting the Texas Targeted Opioid Response website. TTOR also shares annual updates through the TTOR Report Card.

Houston Emergency Opioid Engagement System (HEROES) Program
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The Houston ER Opioid System (HEROES) is a joint initiative between the McGovern Medical School and the School of Biomedical Informatics at University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston. The HEROES program is designed for individuals seeking long-term recovery from opioid use disorder. We provide the following set of clinical and behavioral services at no cost in our program.

  • Initial screening by a Physician Associate
  • Physician appointment to discuss medication-assisted treatment options
  • Same day Rx where medically necessary*
  • Assistance setting up long term treatment
  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counseling
  • Peer Recovery Coaching
  • Peer Facilitated Support Groups
  • Recovery tracking mobile app
  • Counselor Facilitated Educational Support Groups
  • Recognition for milestones in recovery
  • Peer Recovery Coaching

*While the services provided by HEROES are provided free of charge, participants are required to pay for any prescriptions either with insurance or out of pocket.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
U.S.  Department of Health and Human Services

The mission of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is to promote community-based substance use disorder treatment, and recovery support services for individuals and families in every community. CSAT provides national leadership to improve access, reduce barriers, and promote high-quality, life-saving, and effective treatment and recovery support services.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
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SAMHSA Substance Use Treatment Locator
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SAMHSA Opioid Treatment Directory
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SAMHSA’s National Helpline for Individuals Facing Substance Use or Mental Health Issues
Free and Confidential Treatment Referral and Information Service - 24/7 Assistance

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Office of Recovery

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National Rehab Hotline

24/7 Availability, Free Online Resources and Treatment Locations Nationwide


The National Rehab Hotline is free and available 24/7/365 to help anyone struggling through a substance use or mental health crisis get immediate help. Our crisis hotline specialists can provide resourceful information about alcoholism, drug addiction, and mental health, and what the next steps for yourself or your loved one might be. This may include treatment suggestions, immediate crisis support & intervention, or we can guide you towards local resources.

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Texas 211

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2-1-1 Texas, a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, our goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs. We accomplish this through the work of our 25 Area Information Centers (AICs) across the state. 2-1-1 Texas is a free, anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

No matter where you live in Texas, you can dial 2-1-1, or (877) 541-7905, and find information about resources in your local community. Whether you need help finding food or housing, child care, crisis counseling or substance abuse treatment, one number is all you need to know.

Annually, millions of Texans dial 2-1-1 to reach the Texas Information & Referral Network (TIRN) for help with basic needs like food, housing, child care, or emergency services. 2-1-1 TIRN, a program of Texas Health and Human Services, hosts a free anonymous hotline that operates options 1 (community programs and services), 4 (emergency assistance registry), 5 (disasters), 6 (public health emergencies) and 8 (mental health and substance abuse). To view available data related to the needs of 2-1-1 TIRN callers throughout Texas, you can search, view, and display the information as charts and graphs at


 Narcotics Anonymous

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Non-Twelve-Step Meeting Options

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Prevention Services

Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol (BACODA)

The Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol (BACODA) was founded in 1974 by a group of concerned parents, business and medical professionals, and civic leaders to establish a centralized clearinghouse for information on drug and alcohol abuse and to reduce the prevalence of these diseases in the Texas Bay Area.  BACODA has five prevention coalitions: Pasadena, Southeast Harris County, Galveston County, Brazoria County, and Matagorda County. Serving as a leader in the field, BACODA provides drug and alcohol prevention and substance abuse disorder intervention to individuals, families, and communities. BACODA is a non-profit United Way agency governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

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Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families (BAAYF)



The Alliance has 2 community coalitions:  The Alliance - Clear Creek and The Alliance - Friendswood.  Both serve, support, and inspire students and families to create a healthier community for all.

Student Adult Leadership Service Alliance brings together students and community adults, gives them equal voice, and challenges them to make a positive impact in the community.  Together.

The Alliance provides Curriculum Based Support Group (CBSG) to school campuses and community sites for grades PK-12.  This evidence-based curriculum helps students build on protective factors and has demonstrated a decrease in substance use and abuse.

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 Council on Recovery (Prevention and Treatment Services)

Since 1946, The Council on Recovery has inspired and guided Houstonians with the tools to achieve lasting recovery. We design a path of freedom from alcohol, drugs, and other related issues that works where others fail. We also educate, treat, and support the entire family—not just the individual—so everyone can heal. The light of hope, healing, and recovery illuminates all that we do. As Houston’s largest non-profit provider of prevention, education, outpatient treatment, and recovery services, The Council helps not only individuals and families, but our whole community as well. Our Center for Recovering Families provides counseling, treatment, and support to individuals and families who want to recover. At the same time, our Community Programs throughout the Greater Houston area provide prevention, education, and counseling services in schools, workplaces, community centers, and mental health facilities.

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The Prevention Resource Center (PRC) Region 6 is a program of The Council on Recovery funded by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). PRC Region 6 serves the Gulf Coast Area in 13 counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, and Wharton. PRC Region 6 aims to provide data and training resources for substance use and misuse prevention across the region. Services include 1) Prevention Needs Assessment, 2) Prevention Training, 3) Central Data Repository, 4) Regional Coordination/Networking, and 5) Referrals.

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To learn more about the other PRC regions in the state, click here.

Fort Bend Community Prevention Coalition
A Program of Fort Bend Council on Substance Abuse

The Fort Bend Community Prevention Coalition (FBCPC), a program of Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse, Inc., serves a vital role in protecting the health and welfare of youth, families, and community members within the Fort Bend Independent School District service area.

Coalition members of varied backgrounds, levels of expertise and commitment have come together to address factors, such as ease of access to drugs and alcohol, low perception of the risks associated with using, and negative peer influence, that are proven to increase adolescent substance use rates. As a result of these community changes, students’ risk of a host of problems that could threaten their bright futures will be decreased.

By pooling their knowledge and resources, coalition members are effectively and efficiently working to reduce youth access to alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs, and foster a community expectation that youth will stay alcohol and other drug free.

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Houston Recovery Center


The mission of Houston Recovery Center is to provide compassionate care to underserved individuals affected by substance use through early intervention and community care coordination to help them achieve lifelong recovery.


Universal access to recovery from substance abuse.


  • Provide a safe place for sobering
  • Optimize utilization of the center
  • Provide and sustain long-term recovery resources for people with substance use disorders
  • Interface and collaborate with community resources
  • Advocate for policy and resources that support the need of individuals obtaining and sustaining their recovery
  • Document and report performance
  • Sustain programs through funding and development efforts

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Houston Recovery Initiative

The Houston Recovery Initiative is an effort to work toward a recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC) for those who are affected by alcoholism and addiction. We create opportunities to collaborate with agencies across Houston, working together to aid those in recovery.


  • Increasing access to housing
  • Building a stronger relationship with mutual aid resources, including the 12-step community
  • Establishing Recovery Community Centers
  • Educating the community on best practices for treatment and the Chronic Care Model
  • Developing and implementing a ROSC model for adolescents with substance use disorders

The Houston Recovery Initiative is one of many local recovery-oriented systems of care across Texas. A recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC) is a coordinated network of community-based services and supports that is person-centered and builds on the strengths and resilience of individuals, families, and communities to achieve improved health, wellness, and quality of life for those with or at risk of alcohol and drug problems. To find a ROSC in your area, please visit Texas Health and Human Services.

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Coalition for Behavioral Health

We connect and involve community members from all walks of life--drug prevention and treatment providers, families, businesses, law enforcement, communities of recovery, schools, the media--to increase public and private prevention, treatment, and recovery resources for local neighborhoods and communities.

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 Coalition on Substance Abuse Prevention (CoSAP)

We are a coalition committed to encourage community mobilization; to implement evidence based environmental strategies with a focus on changing policies and social norms. Our goal is to prevent underage drinking, use and abuse of prescription drugs and marijuana within Spring Branch and the communities at large. We rely on effective community partnerships and collaborations to implement diverse strategies such as; outreach and education in schools, conducting compliance checks and responsible beverage service campaigns to retailers, prescription drug return programs, positive messaging campaign, and many others.

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Texas A&M Health Opioid Task Force



The Texas A&M Health Opioid Task Force was established January 2018. It has representatives from all five Texas A&M Health components (dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health) as well as the Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center.


To improve the health and well-being of all Texans by reducing burdens from the current opioid epidemic through collaborative action across the health sciences.


The Texas A&M Health Opioid Task Force serves as a focal point for research, education and practice issues critical to addressing the opioid epidemic and its impact on persons, families, communities and the health care system.

The Goal

Diminish escalating negative impacts through collaborative action.

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Harris County Public Health
Overdose 2 Action (OD2A) Program


The OD2A program is a surveillance and prevention program designed to tackle the ongoing overdose epidemic in the United States. It is a CDC grant-funded program, which funds select public health departments nationwide, including Harris County Public Health. The program aims to reduce overdoses and substance use disorders in Harris County through various strategies including linkage to care, Naloxone distribution, provider and patient education, and collaboration with partner organizations in the community.

Our publicly available data hub illustrates the state of the epidemic in the county, the risks of prescription and illicit drugs, and the impact of the OD2A program.

Our Partners

Harris County Public Health is working with key partners in the community to fulfill the goals of the OD2A program and reduce overdose deaths. These partners include:

  • Houston Health Department 
  • Harris County Sheriff’s Office 
  • Doctors for Change 
  • Patient Care Intervention Center 
  • University of Texas at Austin Center for Health Communication 
  • University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health 
  • Baylor College of Medicine 
  • Houston Recovery Center 
  • CHESS health

The University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health evaluates OD2A’s prevention and data collection activities for efficacy.

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Texas Health and Human Services
Turn To Campaign

Help Is Here Now

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available.
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Available 24 Hours. English and Spanish.
Call or text 988 or chat

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 University of Houston, Prescription Drug Misuse Education and Research (PREMIER) Center

Prescription drug misuse, especially opioids, has reached crisis levels across the United States. Prescription opioids, specifically, have been recognized as a significant public health concern, with the White House designating the issue as a National Public Health Emergency.

The PREscription Drug MIsuse Education and Research (PREMIER) Center was established in December 2018 with the goal of reversing the devastating effects of controlled substance prescription misuse on families, communities, and the health care system. It is the first center at the University of Houston dedicated to prescription drug misuse research and education.

The PREMIER Center will address currently unmet needs, including leading research on controlled substance prescription medications, educating key stakeholders involved in the prescribing and dispensing of prescription medications (e.g., prescribers, pharmacists), and developing educational opportunities for practitioners and professional students.


The mission of the PREMIER Center is to improve patient outcomes by providing education on safe and effective controlled substance prescription use and to serve as a catalyst for collaborative research efforts optimizing pharmacotherapy to manage pain and substance use disorders.


The mission of The PREMIER Center will be addressed by the following goals:

  • Lead the advancement of prescription drug misuse prevention through research aimed at identifying patients with controlled substance prescription (CSP) addiction/dependence; applying appropriate methods to address the patient, providing preliminary counseling and referral of the patient to treatment, and improving the management of treatment through interprofessional collaboration of the treatment team;
  • Educate key stakeholders, namely patients, pharmacists, prescribers, and other healthcare providers on proper CSP use and substance use disorder pharmacotherapy when appropriate;
  • Develop interventions aligned with the mission of the center;
  • Develop and enhance training in the city and state regarding naloxone use for opioid overdose reversals; and
  • Develop interdisciplinary collaborations with faculty from University of Houston, researchers and clinicians within the Texas Medical Center, and other state and national institutions in order to advance the mission of the center.

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C-STAT by Be Well Texas

Center for Substance Use Training and Telementoring

We provide high-quality education to healthcare providers, behavioral health providers, and other professionals on best practices for responding to substance use. C-STAT is a center within Be Well, Texas, a grant-funded organization working on expanding access to compassionate, evidence-based supportive services for people who use substances and those with substance use disorder.

ECHO Programs

ECHO is a model for learning and guided practice that uses education to exponentially increase workforce capacity to improve access to best-practice care and reduce health disparities in communities, including rural, remote, and underserved settings.

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Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

The mission of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is to improve behavioral health through evidence-based prevention approaches. he Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) works with federal, state, public, and private organizations to develop comprehensive prevention systems by:

  •  Providing national leadership in the development of policies, programs, and services to prevent the onset of illegal drug use, prescription drug misuse and abuse, alcohol misuse and abuse, and underage alcohol and tobacco use
  •  Promoting effective substance abuse prevention practices that enable states, communities, and other organizations to apply prevention knowledge effectively

As a result of its efforts, CSAP's work creates:

  • Supportive workplaces, schools, and communities
  • Drug-free and crime-free neighborhoods
  • Positive connections with friends and family

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Houston Crackdown

Houston Crackdown is a division of the Mayor's Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security. Serving the residents of Houston and Harris County since 1988, Houston Crackdown coordinates and supports community volunteer projects to reduce alcohol and other drug abuse through prevention, education, treatment and rehabilitation efforts. Crackdown also administers grant funding to various drug abuse prevention programs throughout the City of Houston.

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Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy – Drug Policy

The Drug Policy Program pursues research and open debate on local and national drug policies in hopes of developing pragmatic policies based on common sense, driven by human rights interests, and focused on reducing the death, disease, crime and suffering associated with drug use.

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 Partnership to End Addiction

 Partnership to End Addiction is a result of the cohesive joining of two pioneering and preeminent addiction-focused organizations — Center on Addiction and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. We combine our depth of expertise with our compassion-driven, hands-on approach to deliver solutions to individuals and families and proactively take action to incite productive change. Together, as Partnership to End Addiction, we mobilize families, policymakers, researchers and health care professionals to more effectively address addiction systemically on a national scale.With profound shifts in the media landscape, however, it became more difficult to reach teens with prevention messages via pro-bono advertising. At the same time, a new generation of parents was in need of more information and practical help to prevent their children from becoming involved with substances. As a result, in the early 2000s, the Partnership began to evolve from an organization focused primarily on public service campaigns to one dedicated to providing science-based resources and services to help parents address adolescent substance use. Its free bilingual helpline, has provided personal and compassionate support to thousands of families since its launch in 2011. The Partnership’s parent coaching program began several years later, and it continues to offer peer-to-peer support to parents seeking help for a loved one’s substance use or addiction. Amid the urgency of the addiction crisis, the organization introduced new solutions to help families, broadening its range of online resources and e-books, text-based support and online support communities available to parents and caregivers.

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Monitoring the Future

Monitoring the Future (MTF) is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of Americans from adolescence through adulthood. Each year, a total of approximately 50,000 8th, 10th and 12th grade students are surveyed as part of the main study (12th graders since 1975, and 8th and 10th graders since 1991). The Monitoring the Future Panel study conducts annual follow up surveys with a subsample of each graduating class, who complete a follow up every two years from ages 19-30 and every five years from age 35 onward.  The Monitoring the Future Study has been funded under a series of investigator-initiated competing research grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health.  MTF is conducted at the Survey Research Center in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.

2023 Press Releases

Patrick, M. E., Miech, R. A., Johnston, L. D., & O’Malley, P. M. (2023, August 17). National Press Release, “Marijuana and hallucinogen use, binge drinking, reach historic highs among adults 35-50” University of Michigan News Service: Ann Arbor, MI.

Keyes, K. M., & Patrick, M. E. (2023, June 8). National Press Release, “Hallucinogen use other than LSD on the rise among young adults” University of Michigan News Service: Ann Arbor, MI.

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Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
Building Drug-Free Communities

CADCA represents over 5,000 community coalitions that involve individuals from key sectors including schools, law enforcement, youth, parents, healthcare, media, tribal communities and others. We have members in every U.S. state and territory and more than 30 countries around the world. The CADCA coalition model emphasizes the power of community coalitions to prevent substance misuse through collaborative community efforts. We believe that prevention of substance use and misuse before it starts is the most effective and cost-efficient way to reduce substance use and its associated costs. In addition to supporting our member coalitions by providing resources and materials designed to help our coalitions be effective and sustainable, CADCA also offers customized trainings for coalitions across the world.

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National Institute on Drug Abuse


NIDA’s mission is to advance science on drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Stop Overdose Campaign

Drugs take over 250 lives every day: To address the increasing number of overdose deaths related to both prescription opioids and illicit drugs, we created a website to educate people who use drugs about the dangers of illicitly manufactured fentanyl, the risks and consequences of mixing drugs, the lifesaving power of naloxone, and the importance of reducing stigma around recovery and treatment options. Together, we can stop drug overdoses and save lives.

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Drug Enforcement Administration
One Pill Can Kill Campaign

In 2022, DEA seized more than 59.6 million fentanyl-laced fake pills and more than 13,000 pounds of fentanyl powder. The 2022 seizures are equivalent to more than 397.7 million lethal doses of fentanyl.

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Texas Health and Human Services
One Pill Kills Campaign

Fentanyl: One Pill Kills

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. Just 2 milligrams of fentanyl, equal to 10 to15 grains of table salt, is considered a lethal dose. Illegally manufactured fentanyl is found in heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and in counterfeit pills. As a result, many people may not know they're ingesting fentanyl, leading to an accidental poisoning. Criminal drug networks are mass-producing fake pills, falsely marketing them as legitimate prescription pills, and killing unsuspecting Texans, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. Some counterfeit pills are made to look like prescription opioids like oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin) and alprazolam (Xanax), or stimulants like amphetamines (Adderall). Fake prescription pills that are widely accessible can contain deadly doses of fentanyl. They are often sold on social medial and e-commerce platforms – making them available to anyone with a smartphone, including teens and young adults.  Texans should only take legitimate pharmaceutical medications prescribed by medical professionals and dispensed by pharmacists in the U.S.

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The Prevention Coalition

The Prevention Coalition was founded by a group of retired school counselors and therapists to provide an accessible drug use and abuse prevention resource for parents, teachers, counselors and other concerned adults. We’ve seen the effects of drug use and abuse in teens first-hand, and we understand the difficulties young people and their loved ones faces when drug use becomes an issue. We believe that education is the first step toward guiding young people to make informed decisions, and we’ve compiled trustworthy resources from across the Internet to provide an accessible and comprehensive guide to that information. We’ve worked with teens for whom “harmless” experimenting turned into an addiction with serious social, health, and sometimes legal consequences. We believe that some of these teens may have reconsidered drug use had they fully understood the effects of various chemicals on the brain. We know that young adults have the agency to make their own decisions concerning drug use, and we passionately believe that all young people should be educated on the real facts of drug use and abuse before the opportunity to use ever arises. We work with a team of paid market research experts and have scoured the web for the best knowledge-bases of anti-drug education and organized them on the Prevention Coalition site to help parents, educators and other anti-drug allies find the best resources for themselves and the young people they care about.

On our site, you’ll find:

  • A list of commonly abused legal and illegal substances, their effects on the body and common signs of abuse
  • Up-to-date and comprehensive statistics to give parents and educators an understanding of the big picture of teen drug use
  • Tips on discussing drug use with teens
  • Anti-drug lesson tips and lesson plan resources for educators
  • Information on creating school-sponsored drug abuse prevention programs
  • Information on creating drug-free community coalitions
  • A section for teens and young adults, explaining the social and legal consequences of drug use and abuse

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Know Your Neuro


Prevention works if done consistently! Know Your Neuro puts brain-based, social-emotional, and prevention skills training right in the hands of schools and caregivers. Designed to be integrated into a school's health or homeroom curriculum, Know Your Neuro videos and class activities can be easily integrated and tailored to fit the developmental needs of K-12 youth.

Know Your Neuro was created by Crystal Collier, PhD, LPC-S who is a therapist, educator, and author of The NeuroWhereAbouts Guide: A Neurodevelopmental Guide for Parents and Families Who Want to Prevent Youth High-Risk Behavior. As a person in long-term recovery, Crystal spent her career studying the brain to understand why she made such risky decisions in her youth. After surviving those decisions, she went on to create a prevention program that teaches the neurodevelopmental effects of risky behavior to students.

When completing her 4-year longitudinal, mixed methods dissertation at Episcopal High School in Houston, Texas, she learned that students find neuroscience fascinating and learning how to protect their brain reduced risky behavior. She found that prevention works if it is done consistently! That is why the Know Your Neuro curriculum is designed to be easily integrated into a school's busy class schedule at every developmental stage. Know Your Neuro is based on neuroscience and aims to keep a child's brain protected from high-risk behavior while strengthening executive function skills.

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Get Smart About Drugs

This is a United States Government, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) website that provides educational information on drugs for parents, educators and caregivers.

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Just Think Twice

 This is a United States Government, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) website that provides educational information on drugs for teens.

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Campus Drug Prevention

This is a United States Government, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) website that provides educational information on drugs for young adults.

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Awkward Conversations Podcast Series

The Drug Enforcement Administration is pleased to announce the next installment of its collaboration with the Elks Drug Awareness Program. This year’s project features the second season of a video podcast series, Awkward Conversations, featuring Full House and Fuller House’s Jodie Sweetin along with guest experts and celebrity parents. The 20 video podcast episodes cover a variety of subjects to help parents learn how to empower their kids with the tools needed to stay safe, drug free, and make healthy decisions. Topics include signs of drug use in teens, fake pills, preventing drug misuse among college students, bullying and peer pressure and its consequences, understanding your kids’ social media use, and do’s and don’ts when you talk about drugs. Click on the trailer below.

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Recovery Centers of America

Here you’ll find a wealth of information about a variety of commonly used substances, some illicit and some used to treat addiction, including a brief history of each, how each substance is typically used and the type of effects they bring about. Understanding this guide can be potentially life-saving as it identifies the warning signs of addiction as well as what to do if someone you know has overdosed. We believe that proper education surrounding addiction and treatment options can be potentially life-saving.

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Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

ONDCP leads and coordinates the nation’s drug policy so that it improves the health and lives of the American people.


ONDCP is responsible for the development and implementation of the National Drug Control Strategy and Budget. ONDCP coordinates across 19 federal agencies and oversees a $43 billion budget as part of a whole-of-government approach to addressing addiction and the overdose epidemic. ONDCP also provides hundreds of millions of dollars to help communities stay healthy and safe through the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program and the Drug-Free Communities program.


The overdose crisis is an urgent priority for the Biden-Harris Administration. ONDCP works together with federal agencies, Congress, and communities across the country to reduce overdoses and save lives. The Administration’s inaugural National Drug Control Strategy outlines four near-term actions to prevent drug overdoses and poisonings:

  1. Expand access to naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal medication
  2. Increase access to substance use treatment
  3. Disrupt drug trafficking operations
  4. Improve collection of timely and consistent drug policy data

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National Drug Control Strategy

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ONDCP Grant Programs

The Office of National Drug Control Policy administers several grant programs, including the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program and the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. 

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  • Drug Free Communities

ONDCP’s Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program funds community-led efforts to prevent and reduce youth substance use across America.

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  • High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program

Through the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program, ONDCP supports collaborative Federal, state, local, and Tribal law enforcement and public health efforts to address overdoses and disrupt drug trafficking and production. 

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Overdose Response Strategy (ORS)

The Overdose Response Strategy (ORS) is an unprecedented and unique public health-public safety partnership between the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At its core, it is an example of a cross-agency, interdisciplinary collaboration with a single mission of reducing overdose deaths and saving lives across the nation.

The ORS is implemented by teams of Drug Intelligence Officers (DIO) and Public Health Analysts (PHA), who work together on drug overdose issues within and across sectors, states and territories. There are PHA and DIO positions in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Use the interactive map tool to learn more about the PHA or DIO located in your state or jurisdiction.

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  • The CDC Foundation

The CDC Foundation helps CDC save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has launched approximately 1,200 programs and raised over $1.2 billion to support CDC’s work over the past two decades. To keep people healthy, safe and secure, the CDC Foundation has managed hundreds of programs in the United States and in more than 160 countries.

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  • High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program

Created by Congress in 1988, the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program coordinates and assists federal, state, local, and Tribal law agencies to address regional drug threats with the purpose of reducing drug trafficking and drug production in the United States. The HIDTA Program oversees 33 regional HIDTAs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia. Nationwide, the program comprises more than 900 investigative, interdiction, and intelligence-sharing initiatives.

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