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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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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

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MATFORCE receives Community Awareness Through Media award

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

Pizza Box Topper Youth Art Contest Winners

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 week of Spring Break (March 12th – March 18th). Participating pizza vendors, who will be displaying the artwork, are from Prescott, Prescott Valley, Cottonwood, Camp Verde and Sedona.

The contest winners are: Angel Garcia, 5th grade, Big Park Community School, Sedona; Jazmolin Rosas, 7th grade, Clarkdale-Jerome School, Clarkdale; and William Schultz, 12th grade, Camp Verde High School, Camp Verde.

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Stand With Me, Be Drug Free

I’m drug free because | We Are the Majority Fact Sheet | Walk With Me, Be Drug Free event | Watch PSA

Annual Youth Poster and Video Contests Announced


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.

Flyer | Guidelines


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

The contest deadline is Friday, March 17, 2017.
Flyer | Guidelines | Entry Form

Arizona Opioid Summit: Turning the Tide


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

Registration Closed


Pizza Box Topper Youth Art Contest

2014-winner-webCreate 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

More details: Flyer

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