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Mission Statement With integrity and determination we, the citizens of Yavapai County, commit to working in partnership to build healthier communities by striving to eliminate substance abuse and its effects.
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MATFORCE Receives Prestigious National Award


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MATFORCE’s multi-faceted approach to reducing prescription drug abuse led to this honor and was one of only four programs to receive the award in the nation.

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There has been a 37% decrease in youth prescription drug abuse from 2012 to 2014.

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Marijuana Harmless? Think Again!, a program of MATFORCE, offers information on the harms of the drug marijuana and resources for prevention specialist and anti-drug coalitions. Click here to find out more


MATFORCE Announces Youth Pizza Box Topper Contest Winners

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Youth from throughout Yavapai County spoke out against underage drinking by entering the annual MATFORCE Pizza Box Topper Contest. The theme for the contest was ‘Drinking under the age of 21 is not okay.’ Winning artwork will be displayed on pizza box tops during the Super Bowl weekend (February 6th – February 7th). Participating pizza vendors, who will be displaying the artwork, are from Prescott, Prescott Valley, Cottonwood, Camp Verde and Sedona.

The contest winners are: Chesapeake Woods, grade 2, Basis in Prescott; Rumer Cox, grade 4, Big Park Community School in Sedona; Chelsea Chavira, grade 7, Glassford Hill Middle School in Prescott Valley; Georgia Whittaker, grade 10, North Point Expeditionary Learning Academy in Prescott.

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Celebrating Success

10 year badgeIn 2006, rampant methamphetamine abuse was devastating our communities in Yavapai County. Meth use created a major health and safety crisis, fueling increased crime, emergency room admissions and calls to Child Protective Services (CPS).

A small group of civic and community leaders, concerned citizens and law enforcement came together to find a solution. As a result, the methamphetamine advisory taskforce was formed and came to be known as MATFORCE

Thank you volunteers, staff, and supporters of MATFORCE, past and present. Together, we are building healthier communities!

 

MATFORCE Receives Prestigious National Award

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The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD) and the National Prevention Network (NPN) awarded MATFORCE their National Exemplary Award for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Practices, and Policies.

MATFORCE’s multi-faceted approach to reducing prescription drug abuse led to this honor and was one of only four programs to receive the award in the nation.

Many thanks to Dr. Cattolico (pictured at left) and all the volunteers who worked to help reduce prescription drug abuse in our county. Together we are building healthier communities.

2015 Recovery Celebrations

recovery-month-pics-bannerMATFORCE would like to thank everyone who participated in the September 2015 Recovery Month celebrations throughout Yavapai County. The recovery community is an essential part in helping build healthier communities.

MATFORCE supports recovery!

Pizza Box Topper Youth Art Contest

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Create an anti-underage drinking poster.

Categories in K-12 grades

$100 cash prize in each category

Winning artwork used as pizza box topper

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