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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'

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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.
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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

MATFORCE announces the results of its “My Voice Makes a Difference” Video Contest

The annual contest is designed to give youth in Yavapai County the opportunity to express their voices and opinions in order to make a positive effect on reducing the abuse of drugs and alcohol.

Sheila Polk, MATFORCE Co-Chair and Yavapai County Attorney, said “Each video submitted showed great creativity and commentary on the adverse effects of drug and alcohol abuse. I heartily commend each youth who took the time to speak out on this important health topic.” The County Attorney’s Office and CableOne Advertising assisted in the judging.

Click here to view winning videos

View the White Cross Project

white-cross-projectThis video project highlights white crosses and other roadside memorials which mark locations where Yavapai County motorists have lost their lives as a result of traffic related collisions.

In addition to memorializing loved ones who lost their life in a traffic crash, the memorials further serve as a reminder of the importance of safe driving. Many of the crosses represent someone who lost their lives due to impaired driving, speeding or other illegal or unsafe driving practices.

The hope of the short video is to have an impact on viewers, especially young drivers,  to focus on the dangers of impaired, distracted and other dangerous driving habits.

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Youth Pizza Box Topper Contest Winners

Youth from throughout Yavapai County spoke out against underage drinking by entering the MATFORCE Pizza Box Topper Contest. Winning posters will be displayed on pizza boxes for Super Bowl Sunday and throughout February.

The winners are: Ava Lee, Grade 1 Coyote Springs Elementary School in Prescott Valley; Kady Anderson, Grade 5 Washington Traditional Elementary School in Prescott; Bryce Carl, Grade 7 American Heritage Academy in Cottonwood; and Grant Bonczek, Grade 11 Prescott High School, Prescott.

Click here to see the winning entries.

The Annual Youth Poster Contest is Here!

poster300x100Create an original poster with an anti-drug message for a chance to win! Winners in each category. NEW category this year, Marijuana Harmless? Think Again. Open to all Yavapai County youth.
Deadline April 4, 2014
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Announcing the 2014 “My Voice Makes a Difference” Youth Video Contest!

my voiceYouth ages 11 to 18 are invited to create any anti-drug or anti-drinking message!

Middle and High School categories

NEW Category This Year: Marijuana Harmless? Think Again

Tons of cash prizes! Submit your video on YouTube today!
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