Drug & Alcohol Awareness Symposium


Wednesday, May 30, 2018 ~ 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Yavapai College - Prescott Campus, Building 19, Room 145, Community Room
1100 E. Sheldon, Prescott


High in Plain Sight: Current Alcohol, Drug and Concealment Trends and Identifiers
     Officer Jermaine Galloway, Tall Cop Says Stop

Regarded as one of America’s top experts in various drug and alcohol trends, Officer Galloway has specialized in underage drinking and drug enforcement for more than 15 years. With the use of over 120 visual aids, watch and listen as he educates on alcohol/drug containers and concealment methods, drug paraphernalia, popular party drugs, youth party tendencies and games, and more in his popular High in Plain Sight presentation.

Hear about the current trends in substance abuse as well as effective prevention and enforcement strategies for drug and alcohol abuse and their unintended consequences in the community.

The Terrible Triad: Opioids, Pain and Addiction
     Don Teater, MD, MPH, Teater Health Solutions

As a public health expert, Dr. Don Teater has worked on the development of the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain and helped educate prescribers on appropriate treatment for pain; as well as served as Medical Advisor to the National Safety Council.

Hear him discuss the four types of pain and the most effective treatments for each type. Scientific data on opioid use disorder and effective treatment will also be presented. Dr. Teater will also take time to dispel the myth that society has been lead to believe regarding opioid pain relievers being the most effective means to relieve pain.

Registration is closed for this event.


 Opioid Overdose Prevention Training

With 790 Arizona residents dead from opioid overdose in 2016, Governor Ducey declared the opioid crisis in Arizona a public health emergency. According to the Arizona Republic, the declaration seeks to expand distribution of the overdose-reversal drug naloxone, develop new guidelines for health-care providers on responsible prescribing, and expand access to drug treatment options.

Register today to learn how community members can be involved in turning the tide of this public health crisis. Participants will learn information about opioid overdose – what it looks like and how to respond. Discuss the details about Arizona’s naloxone law for overdose prevention, and learn how to use naloxone to rescue an overdose victim. Injectable naloxone kits will be distributed to eligible participants and agencies.

Presenter: Ivan Anderson
Paramedic/Fireman – Verde Valley Fire Dept and MATFORCE Speakers Bureau Member

Register today for this FREE training!  matforce@cableone.net or (928) 708-0100


Prescott Valley

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 ~ 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Step One Coffee House ~ Large Conference Room
6719 E 2nd St, Ste C, Prescott Valley


 Arizona Drug Summit

Uniting for Solutions


Two Day Event!
September 24 - 25, 2018
Black Canyon Conference Center
9440 N. 25th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ

Keynote Speaker: Bertha Madras, Ph.D.
Dr. Madras is a professor of Psychobiology at Harvard Medical School, based at McLean Hospital and cross-appointed at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research focuses on neurobiology, imaging, and medications development for neuropsychiatric disorders. In public policy, she was Deputy Director for Demand Reduction in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, a presidential appointment confirmed unanimously by the US Senate.

Dr. Madras recently served as a panelist at the Vatican Pontifical Academy of Sciences and in 2017, and was appointed as one of six members of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.

Also, hear experts from law enforcement, treatment, prevention, medical, and business discuss the current trends in substance abuse. Learn strategies on how we can unite to develop community-based solutions.

  • $50 registration fee includes 2-day event
  • Registration is now open. Register here today!
  • AZPOST Training Credit available for sworn personnel. Continuing Education Credit (CLE) for attorneys may be available.


Sponsors include:


 Parenting Education Classes

Parenting is hard work.  We're here to help.MATFORCE partners with multiple organizations to offer FREE parenting education classes across the county.

Parenting the Love and Logic Way 

A 6-week class on how to reduce the stress of parenting and raise respectful, responsible children.

Guiding Good Choices 

Find answers on how to improve the bond with your child, increase child involvement in the family, and reduce the risk of teenage drug use and other stressful behaviors in this 5-week class.

Click here to view a calendar of FREE parenting classes and workshops.

 Monthly Youth Drug and Alcohol Impact Panel


See calendar for dates and locations.


Safe Prescription Drug Disposal

During normal business hours...
Greater Prescott Area:
  • Chino Valley Police Dept.
  • Prescott Police Dept.
  • Prescott Valley Police Dept.
  • Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
Verde Valley Area
  • Camp Verde Marshal's Office
  • Clarkdale Police Dept.
  • Cottonwood Police Dept.
  • Jerome Police Dept.
  • Sedona Police Dept.
  • Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
Flyer with address and phone info

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