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
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.
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
Area youth 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. Winning videos will be used by MATFORCE in multiple community events and as a Public Service Announcement on TV and in other venues. Schools, parents and youth can use the contest as a unique educational opportunity. A new College category has been added this year to encourage young adult participation. There are lots of chances to win cash prizes. A first, second and third place will be awarded in each of three categories: middle school, high school and college. First place winners will receive $300, with second and third place winners receiving $200 and $100 respectively. Honorable mention winners will receive $25.
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 ‘Say No to Underage Drinking.’ Winning artwork will be displayed on pizza box tops during the Super Bowl weekend (January 30th-February 1st). Participating pizza vendors, who will be displaying the artwork, are from Prescott, Prescott Valley, Cottonwood, Camp Verde and Sedona.
The contest winners are: Raphael Beltran, a first grade homeschooler from Clarkdale; Brandon Peterson, grade 5, Liberty Traditional School in Prescott Valley; Isabelle Martin, grade 8, Glassford Hill Middle School in Prescott Valley; Kayla King, grade 12, Bradshaw Mountain High School in Prescott Valley and Nick Daniels, grade 9, from Camp Verde High School.
MATFORCE invites area youth to enter the “Say No to Underage Drinking” Youth Art Contest. Winning entries will receive cash prizes. Participating pizza stores will be attaching the winning posters to the top of their pizza boxes helping raise awareness about underage drinking risks.
Creating pizza box toppers gives youth a chance to make a healthy choice by speaking out against the harms of underage drinking.
Contest deadline is Friday, December 12, 2014 at 4:00 PM.
NOMINATE A GAME CHANGER
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.
NOTE: The Outlook email program is required to use the electronic Submit button on the Game Changer nomination form.