Free Online Prevention and Early Intervention Resources

Last Updated: Thursday, May 7, 2020

laptop phone notebook(List provided by the Office of National Drug Control Policy)

In addition to these free "sober apps," below are some online prevention and early intervention resources (such as tip sheets, videos, webinars, and more) that you and your loved ones can use at home.


Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program

Across the country, the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s DFC-funded community coalitions are looking at innovative ways to remain engaged with youth and their communities and continue their efforts to prevent youth substance use.  Examples of prevention resources by DFC coalitions include: 
 The Upriver Youth Leadership Council in Idaho will present a free webinar series, starting on April 9 and ending on May 28. The series, entitled “Dialogue for Health: A Community Prevention Webinar Series,” addresses a variety of youth substance use issues. 
 The Low Country Alliance for Healthy Youth in South Carolina posted world, national, state, family, and community resources on the coalition’s website to help individuals find resources to cope during COVID-19 crisis in healthy ways. 
 The Communities for Alcohol- and Drug-free Youth’s (CADY) Coalition in New Hampshire shares webinars to help families cope with stress associated with COVID-19. (Operation Parent Webinar: Helping Teens Cope with Anxiety During COVID-19) 

San Antonio Council on Drug and Alcohol Awareness

SACADA has put together COVID-19 resources for kids (color pages) along with videos from Youth Prevention Specialists on ways to stay mentally and physically active during COVID-19 and a puppet skit on decision-making. 

Courage to Speak

Currently providing free and new online training for parents to keep their children safe during crisis and beyond. 

Prevent Overdose Rhode Island

Information for youth and parents on coping with stress during COVID-19 along with available local resources and list of hotlines and crisis lines. 

Connecticut Governor’s Drug Prevention Partnership

Prevention Partnership is providing resources for parents, guardians, and mentors to talk to youth about the ongoing pandemic. This includes tip sheets, live zoom trainings, virtual field trips, family fun activities, educational courses and activities for young people. 

National Association on Mental Illness

NAMI has put together a list of resources and helpful tips to follow during this pandemic. These resources include information on stress, finances, health insurance, and housing, along with additional resources for further assistance. 
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