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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.

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. Flyer

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 Pizza Box Top WinnerCreate 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
                       Guidelines


Watch our newest PSAs!

Stand With Me - Be Drug FreeThank you Cable One Advertising for producing this PSA, the Town of Prescott Valley for the use of their amphitheater, and to all of the organizations and community members that participated in this filming.

Together we are building healthier communities!

Heroin. Pills. It All Kills...

More people died from drug overdoses in 2014, than in any year on record. The majority of drug overdose deaths (more than six out of ten) involve an opioid.

And since 1999, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids (including prescription opioid pain relievers and heroin) nearly quadrupled.

140 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.


Burns Earns Prestigious Hon Kachina Award

Jason BurnsMATFORCE Speakers Bureau member Jason Burns is a Hon Kachina Volunteer Award winner. Each year the Hon Kachina Council and St. Luke’s Health Initiatives honor deserving volunteers from across the state for their outstanding work in improving the lives of others in our communities. Burns was one of seven winners for 2016.

Jason, who is mentally and physically challenged from a drunk-driving accident in 2002, shares his story with children and young adults throughout Yavapai County; a story that on one hand is tragic and full of regret, but also uplifting and powerful.

Jason said, “I could allow my accident to define me or I could make something positive of my situation. It is very rewarding knowing I can make a difference in someone’s life just by sharing my own experiences. As a speaker for MATFORCE, I want students to understand that if I can save just one of them from going through what I did, that is payment enough for me.”

Watch Jason's story: https://youtu.be/HttpAwicVuM


Winners Announced for the 2016 ‘Stand With Me, Be Drug Free’ Video Contest

MATFORCE announces the results of its “Stand With Me, Be Drug Free” 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.

Middle School Category First Place – Doggie Do Drugs, By Trenton Gullikson and Micah Peterson

Second Place – Don’t Do Drugs, by Emmanuel Chaidez of Glassford Hill Middle School, Prescott Valley

Third Place – Which life will you choose?, by Lesly Castillo of Glassford Hill Middle School

View the 2016 "Stand With Me, Be Drug Free" Youth Video contest playlist.

High School Category First Place – How to Roll a Joint, by Cameron Bloniarz of Mingus Union High School Second Place – Don’t Worry About It, by Brett Loroi, Ethan Westling, and Zommy Zuhlke of Mingus Union High School

Third Place – Don’t Be an @$$, Just Say Neigh!!!, by Team Digital of Camp Verde High School

Third Place – The Skittle Party, by Griffin Franklin, Noah Detwiler, Alex Lloyd, Patrick Wilson, Nick Doerkson, Nick Bloniarz, and Chris Williams of Mingus Union High School

View the 2016 "Stand With Me, Be Drug Free" Youth Video contest playlist.


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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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