District of Columbia Services

2014 State Estimates of Substance Use & Mental Health - District of Columbia


2014 study shows drug and alcohol consumption, in the last month, of people aged 12 and up. This is the District of Columbia's estimates of substance use and mental health from the 2013-2014 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health.

(updated Oct 29-16)

Department of Behavorial Health (DBH) Substance Use Disorder Services


Responsible for the development, coordination, and management of substance abuse prevention and treatment services in the District of Columbia.

(updated Oct 29-16)

District Youth In Brief: Underage Drinking - March 2010

www.cesar.umd.edu/cesar/pubs/20100308.DCUnderage Drinking.pdf

Provides a snapshot of underage drinking in DC for youth aged 12 to 20.

(updated Oct 29-16)

First Citywide Comprehensive Substance Abuse Strategy For the District of Columbia


Provides a snapshot of drug use in the city (Chapter 2) and explains how the new strategy will help tackle the substance abuse in the District. (As presented by the Mayor's Interagency Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Control in September 2003.)

(updated Oct 29-16)

National Services

A Day in the Life of American Adolescents: Substance Use Facts


The Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ) Report dated August 29, 2013. Summarizes research findings examining adolescent substance use in the US on "an average day." It looks at when the youth first started using substances, how much was consumed in the past year, and who is receiving treatment for their substance use.

(updated Nov 1-16)

Above the Influence


Abstinence-based information to help youth stay drug free. Part of a media campaign, website created to increase youth awareness of the influences around and teaches strategies to help teens say no to drugs. Program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

(updated Oct 26-16)

Childhelp - National Child Abuse Hotline


Call 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) and press #1 to speak with a counselor. Service is available 24/7, 365 days a year to help kids, and even adults who are concerned about kids they suspect are being abused or neglected. You can call this number if you live in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

(updated Oct 24-16)



DanceSafe is a harm reduction organization promoting health and safety within the rave and nightclub community across the United States and Canada. They provide Information on club drugs and how to be safe at raves and reduce the risk of getting heat stroke. DanceSafe also provides training to volunteers who may want to start their own chapter.

(updated Oct 24-16)

Just Think Twice


Provides drug education and prevention information for teens. Sponsored by the DEA.

(updated Oct 26-16)

National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities


Provides access to federal and individual state laws and regulatory information on controlled substances. Link gives access to individual state profiles.

(updated Oct 26-16)

National Drug and Treatment Referral Routing Service


Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357), 24/7 for alcohol and drug information and treatment referral assistance. Service provides by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA).

(updated Oct 26-16)

National Gay & Lesbian Youth TALKLINE


Call 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743) Mon - Fri, 5 to 9pm (PST) to speak with a volunteer. Helps teens and young adults up to age 25 with coming-out issues, relationship concerns, parent issues, school problems, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer-sex information, and more.

(updated Oct 26-16)



Call 1-800-999-9999 (TTY 1-800-999-9915) to talk with a counselor about problems relating to violence, abuse, running away, drugs & alcohol, suicide... Help is available by phone or email from 2pm to 12pm, 7 days/week. Can also get help online through one of the Covenant House Nineline forums. Covenant House helps runaway and homeless kids.

(updated Oct 26-16)

Scarleteen: Sex Ed for the Real World


Sex information for youth living in this century.
Contact: http://www.scarleteen.com/contact

(updated Oct 26-16)

Students for Sensible Drug Policy


Harm reduction youth organization who's mission is to provide education on the harms caused by the War on Drugs and to seek alternative solutions to the current drug problems.
Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

(updated Oct 26-16)

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator


This is SAMHSA's (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) online searchable directory of alcohol and drug abuse programs located around the country.

(updated Oct 26-16)