The Coach's Playbook Against Drugs

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
810 Seventh Street NW.
Washington, DC 20531

OJJDP provides Federal leadership on juvenile justice and delinquency prevention efforts, which include alcohol and other substance abuse. OJJDP also sponsors the Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse, which offers easy access to information on all topics relating to delinquency prevention and juvenile justice. The Clearinghouse can be reached at 800-638-8736.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Executive Office of the President
Washington, DC 20503

ONDCP's Athletic Initiative provides coaches, parents, and young people with information about prevention programs focusing on sports. ONDCP also supports the Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse, a single source of statistics, data, research, and referrals useful for developing or implementing drug policy. The Clearinghouse can be reached at 800-666-3332.

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Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
Division of Community Education
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockwall II, Suite 800
Rockville, MD 20857

The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) sponsors the National Clearinghouse for Drug and Alcohol Information (NCADI), one of the Federal Government's central clearinghouses for alcohol and drug information. NCADI can be reached at 800-729-6686, TDD 800-487-4889, or online at

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Prevention Branch
700 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202

DEA's Prevention Branch plays a leading role in developing antidrug training programs and materials for the athletic community, such as Team Up: A Drug Prevention Manual for High School Athletic Coaches, which was developed in conjunction with the National High School Athletic Coaches Association and provides coaches with information necessary to develop a prevention program for their teams, classes, and schools.

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes
8709 Leeds Road
Kansas City, MO 64129

The Fellowship's "One Way to Play" (OW2P!) offers young people a comprehensive program aimed at positive opportunities and drug-free lifestyles.

Join Together
441 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02166

Join Together is a national resource center and meeting place for communities working to reduce substance abuse and gun violence.

National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)
11724 NW Plaza Circle
Kansas City, MO 64153
816-464-5400, ext. 3263

NFHS serves over 10 million young people who participate in school activities. NFHS, with the American Sports Education Program, has developed the National Federation Interscholastic Coaches Education Program (NFICEP). Specific examples include:

  • NFICEP's Drugs and Sports Course provides coaches with training in preventing the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.

  • Coaches Guide to Drugs and Sports is one of the foremost guides for coaches about drug use and prevention.

National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA)
P.O. Box 2569
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

NHSACA provides training seminars for coaches in drug prevention and counseling.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research

5600 Fishers Lane, Room 9A-53
Rockville, MD 20857

NIDA's mission is to apply the science of public health epidemiology and to describe the nature and extent of drug abuse, the disease of addiction, and related consequences.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Division of Clinical and Prevention Research

Prevention Research Branch
6000 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20892

NIAAA's Division of Clinical and Prevention Research (DCPR) has as its primary objective the fostering of state-of-the-art research in the treatment and prevention of alcohol abuse and alcoholism.

Safe and Drug-Free Schools
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

U.S. Department of Education
600 Independence Avenue, SW.
Washington, DC 20202-0498

The Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program is the Federal Government's primary vehicle for reducing drug use and violence, through education and prevention activities in our Nation's schools.