Resources for youth

Drugs and alcohol are everywhere. You've heard about them, you or your friends might be thinking about taking them-- or already have. There will be times that everything you’ve been told isn’t enough. But the truth is—you may not be able to stop things from getting out of control. Don’t let anything, anyone have that kind of power over your life, your body, your mind, your future!


dangers of heavy marijuana use

Smoking pot every day now and into adulthood can drop your IQ by 8 points…a National Academy of Sciences study revealed that teens who used marijuana heavily before age 18 (when the brain is still developing) showed impaired mental abilities even after they quit taking the drug.




Learn the facts about drugs
what they are, the damage they can do


what’s true and what isn’t


The Dangers of Getting High on OTCs Sports injuries or other accidents can lead to the need for prescription pain killers but they are known to be highly addictive.


know the signs



You're under stress to be liked, do well in school, get along with your family, and make big decisions. You can't avoid most of these pressures, and worrying about them is normal. But feeling very sad, hopeless or worthless could be warning signs of a mental health problem.


Mental health problems are real, painful, and sometimes severe. You might need help! read more here


Signs and Symptoms of Drug Abuse from ADAMH Board


It's OK to NOT be OK... get connected; Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS)


warning signs of suicide




National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK(8255) |

No matter if it doesn’t always feel like it.
You matter. And in moments when you feel like you just need some support, there is help out there.You Matter is a movement to spread the word that your problems, your worries, your fears, and above all you—unique and real you—matter.

Drug addiction isn’t the only danger of using: your performance in school, at work, in sports and at home can suffer; you may find yourself if legal trouble; you may permanently damage relationships.


Did you know you are more likely, and more quickly to become addicted if you:

  1. have a family history of addction;
  2. are a male;
  3. have another mental health disorder; suchs as PTSD or ADHD; or
  4. are being prescribed a highly-addictive drug?

Learn more about risk factors here!

Fight Back



Sometimes, it’s a matter of saying you’ve had enough—you want your friend back, your family member, and your own happiness. Here are some resources to guide you on how to help others:


Join other teens in Ohio as they use their leadership skills to create safe, healthy environments for all youth. OYLPN YOUTH COUNCIL is the Ohio Youth-Led Prevention Network.



Get involved: Crawford County teens are participating in a number of positive, leadership programs to help them and their friends stay drug free.


Talk to your teachers and counselors to see about what opportunities interest you!


need help?



What To Do If Someone In Your Family Has a Drug Problem


Crawford County Ala-non, Alateen, Alafam and Alcoholic Anonymous Meeting Schedules!


RESILIENT: blog about recovering from anxiety, depression and all its ugliness.

You are not alone! If you don't have a family member, teacher or trusted friend you can go to, don't give up! Sometimes support from people you don't know but who get it is a good start. OHIO REGIONAL HELP LINE 800–587–4232

Drugs aren't the only problem; many times they are just used to numb other pain. Take care of yourself, your friends, you're worth it!



Contact - Crawford County
24 hours / 7 days

Bucyrus Area
(419) 562-9010

Galion Area
(419) 468-9081


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