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Introducing the CheckDEC mobile application!

The CheckDEC mobile app is provided for free by the
National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children.

Download today by clicking the store link for your device or the QR Code:

CheckDEC can also be accessed as a webpage via:

CheckDEC Marketing & Promotion Resources


Download and share this PDF to provide your community with:

  • Information about what CheckDEC is
  • What is inside CheckDEC
  • The benefits of using the app

CheckDEC provides quick, easy access to services and resources for those in crisis, children and families and professionals.


Want to know more about how CheckDEC works and share it with your colleagues and community? Download the CheckDEC FAQ (frequently asked questions) for answers to:

  • What is CheckDEC?
  • How does it work?
  • Who would benefit from using this app?
  • How would children, families, communities and professionals benefit from this app?

 Promo Card

Download the CheckDEC promo card to share a brief highlight about what the CheckDEC app services and resources provided for those in crisis, children and families and professionals. This promo card has a QR code that directs users to download CheckDEC from the app store based on the phone they are using, Apple or Android. It also has links to the National DEC website, CheckDEC website and National DEC social media sites.

 Empowering Families 

This one-page resource helps professionals empower families in 5 steps by connecting them to the CheckDEC app. 

CheckDEC Handouts

Download, print and distribute the CheckDEC handouts to partners, families and others you serve. They are available in English and Spanish, in a variety of formats and include full color and black and white options to fit your needs.

To develop this mobile app we surveyed adults and teens nationwide.

CheckDEC puts a multitude of resources and services within minutes of the user’s location in the palm of their hands. The crisis helpline resources connect children and families to help today. The app also connects community members or family members with services and resources in their location or they can select services and resources in their family member’s location. Users can submit their stories or message of hope or support via video or text to encourage and help others. Videos offering hope, support, and encouragement are provided in the app.

The app connects multi-disciplinary professionals, state, tribal, and local DEC alliances, with resources, services, and information from NADEC. The app makes it easy for professionals to share information and resources with children, families, and their communities. Soon, professionals will also be able to upload additional resources that may not be available via the web.

A comprehensive news feed provides children, families, communities, and professionals with up-to-the-minute news about substance use, prevention, services, research, statistics, and data, where to find help, and much more.

Phase 2 of the app will launch in September 2022 with additional content, tools, training, and methods of connection and communication for DEC alliances.

Children are the first ones affected and usually, the last ones helped. Download the app and make a difference in the lives of children and families in your community.

This app is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office for Victims of Crime. Neither DOJ nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse this app (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).