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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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Safely dispose of unwanted or expired medication during normal business hours at 10 locations throughout Yavapai County.
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MATFORCE receives top national honors as 'Coalition of the Year'

Learn three simple ways to save lives from Rx abuse
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MATFORCE receives Community Awareness Through Media award

Learn about MATFORCE's history, our accomplishments, and where we are headed in 2014.
View the 2014 Progress Report

Don’t Get Me Started, a program of MATFORCE, offers a brief monthly email that gives useful information and talking tips.   We call it being a MVP – a MATFORCE Valuable Parent.

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Don't Get Me Started, a program of MATFORCE, offers guidance for youth, parents and schools in talking about the risk of drugs and encourages making healthy choices. Click here to find out more

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

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


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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MATFORCE is looking for Verde Valley youth

MATFORCE is looking for Verde Valley youth interested in participating in anti-substance abuse campaigns, media commercials, community events, and making a positive impact in their schools and communities throughout the Verde Valley area.

The MATFORCE Youth Action Team has monthly activities and/or meetings that will take place throughout the Verde Valley area. Service hours and scholarship money can be earned depending on length of service. Let your voice be heard by participating in a youth group with a positive message!

To apply, please submit a completed application form and essay question by Wednesday, September 30th. Participants will be selected and notified by Friday, October 30th.

Application can be submitted online or mailed to:

Lauren Young
8056 East Valley Road Suite B
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

Questions? Contact Lauren Young at (928) 708-0100.





Recognizing Those Who Are Creating a Positive Change in Our Communities.

In striving to reduce substance abuse, one of MATFORCE’s goals is to encourage positive and healthful activities and opportunities for everyone in our communities. That is why MATFORCE would like to recognize our community Game Changers.

There are many in our community who are Game Changers. Game Changers are youth or adults, who are going ‘above-and-beyond’ to increase positive community changes. They are making a real difference in the lives of others.

You can nominate a youth, adult, group, business or organization that is making an outstanding effort in Yavapai County. Outstanding efforts or projects can be in any area, not just related to substance abuse. It can be an outstanding effort that minimizes a potential risk. Or it can be a positive effort in schools, businesses or the community that increases things like: health, safety, opportunity, knowledge or skills.

Click here to nominate a program or person today!

Experience a new way of viewing and interacting with every child!

kids at hopeKids at Hope training starts July 14th in Cottonwood.

Community members, teachers, and youth serving organizations can experience a new way of viewing and interacting with each child you serve.

Kids at Hope inspires, empowers and transforms schools, organizations serving youth and entire communities to create an environment and culture where all children experience success, NO EXCEPTIONS!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 ~ 5p to 8p
Mingus Union High School ~ Library
1801 E. Fir Street, Cottonwood

To register for this free workshop contact Brandi Bateman, or (928) 478-7943.

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Can’t make the July 14th training? September 10th or November 11th trainings available.

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