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Over 17,000 pounds of unused or expired prescription medications have been collected and properly disposed of through Dump the Drugs events and drop box locations.With 10 locations throughout Yavapai County
Learn three simple ways to save lives from Rx abuse
MATFORCE receives Community Awareness Through Media award Read more...
MATFORCE Receives Prestigious National Award
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.
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
The theme for the 2017 MATFORCE Youth Poster Contest is Stand With Me, Be Drug Free®. Yavapai County youth ages 5 to 18, are invited to enter the contest. Two grand prize winners and seven category winners will be awarded cash prizes. Winning posters will be used in official MATFORCE materials.
Contest deadline is April 7, 2017.
Area youth ages 11 to 18 and college students are invited to let their voices be heard by creating an original short video that makes a positive statement about reducing drug and alcohol abuse. The theme for 2017 is Stand With Me, Be Drug Free®. Cash prizes ranging from $25 to $300 will be awarded in three categories: middle school, high school and college. Entries can be up to two minutes in length and are easily submitted online at matforce.org.
Be a Part of Arizona’s First Summit to Address the Opioid Crisis in Our State
Arizona’s Opioid Summit: Turning the Tide is a place for stakeholders to convene, solutions to be conveyed and change to begin.
Monday, January 9, 2017 ~ 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix North | 2532 West Peoria Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85029
Registration $25 ~ Scholarships available
Create an anti-underage drinking poster. Get the message out: “Drinking under the age of 21 is NOT OK!”
Categories in K-12 grades
$100 cash prize in each category
Winning artwork used as pizza box topper
Thank you Cable One Advertising for producing this PSA, the Town of Prescott Valley for the use of their amphitheater, and to all of the organizations and community members that participated in this filming.
More people died from drug overdoses in 2014, than in any year on record. The majority of drug overdose deaths (more than six out of ten) involve an opioid.
And since 1999, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids (including prescription opioid pain relievers and heroin) nearly quadrupled.
140 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.