General Drug Prevention Resources
Drug Free Action Alliance
Drug Free Action Alliance is a statewide, 501C3 non profit charitable organization founded in 1987. The DFAA delivers up to date information and develops initiatives that serve the immediate needs of those working to prevent substance abuse throughout the State of Ohio.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Our mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and human services that leads public efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance and mental illness on America’s communities.
Drug Enforcement Administration
Prevention FIRST!, formerly the Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati, was founded in 1996 by now Senator Rob Portman, Ohio First Lady Emeritus Hope Taft, Rev. Dr. Damon Lynch, and Former P&G Chairman John Pepper as a comprehensive effort to address youth substance abuse. The Coalition serves the population of the tri-state region where Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky converge.
Tall Cop Says Stop
Tall Cop Says Stop™ was created by Officer Jermaine Galloway, an Idaho law enforcement officer since 1997. Regarded as one of America’s top experts in various drug and alcohol trends, he has specialized in underage drinking and drug enforcement for more than 15 years.
Since 2009, Officer Galloway has won four national awards and one international award for his work. In addition to his numerous talks at conferences and other events, he has personally trained more than 105,000 people nationwide.
Officer Galloway’s many years of experience have taught him one thing above all else. In his words, “You can’t stop what you don’t know™.”
Treatment / Recovery
Local Alanon meetings, Second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm, at Clough United Methodist Church Rd – 2010 Wolfangel Rd.
Johnny’s Ambassadors educates parents and teens about the risks of today’s high-THC marijuana on adolescent brain development, mental illness, and suicide.
Stanford University Study
The Risks of Marijuana Use
Natural High - Dead On Arrival - Youth Version Fentanyl Film
Fentanyl is now the leading cause of death of young people.
Natural High - Fentanyl Toolkit
Last year 100K+ people died from drug overdoses driven by fentanyl, and the
fastest growing group is under 19.
Fentanyl is 80-100 times stronger than morphine. A lethal dose of Fentanyl is the size of 2 grains of salt.
According to data from the CDC, in 2020 there was a 560% increase in overdose deaths fueled by fentanyl. In the illicit drug market, fentanyl is being mixed with other drugs, such as cocaine, oxycodone, and Adderall. Criminal drug networks are flooding the market with fake pills and other drugs laced with fentanyl. Kids aren't intentionally looking for fentanyl, and they're unaware it's been added to the substances they're seeking. As a result, kids are being poisoned by fentanyl at a staggering rate.
Fentanyl Test Strips - A Harm Reduction Strategy
DEA Warns of Increase in Mass-Overdose Events Involving Deadly Fentanyl
DEA continues to seize fentanyl at record rates. In the first three months of 2022, DEA has seized almost 2,000 pounds of fentanyl and one million fake pills. Last year, DEA seized more than 15,000 pounds of fentanyl—four times the amount seized in 2017—which is enough to kill every American.
Facing Fentanyl - Fentanyl Awareness & Education
Fentanyl poisoning is now the leading cause of death for adults aged 18-45 in the United States, surpassing suicide, gun violence, and car accidents. Fentanyl related deaths occur approximately every nine minutes.
Illicit Fentanyl is 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times stronger than heroin.