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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.

Nominate a Game Changer today!

MATFORCE Game Changer Award logoRecognizing 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!


Annual Youth Contests for 2016

The annual Youth Poster and Video contests are here!

2016 Youth Poster Contest logoDeadline for the Poster contest is Friday, April 1, 2016.
See Flyer for contest guidelines and more information.

 

 

Youth Video Contest - Stand With Me, Be Drug FreeDeadline for the Video contest is Friday, March 25, 2016.
See Flyer for contest guidelines and more information.


MATFORCE Announces Youth Pizza Box Topper Contest Winners

Pizza Box Topper Youth Contest - Drinking under the age of 21 is NOT OK!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 ‘Drinking under the age of 21 is not okay.’ Winning artwork will be displayed on pizza box tops during the Super Bowl weekend (February 6th – February 7th). Participating pizza vendors, who will be displaying the artwork, are from Prescott, Prescott Valley, Cottonwood, Camp Verde and Sedona.

The contest winners are: Chesapeake Woods, grade 2, Basis in Prescott; Rumer Cox, grade 4, Big Park Community School in Sedona; Chelsea Chavira, grade 7, Glassford Hill Middle School in Prescott Valley; Georgia Whittaker, grade 10, North Point Expeditionary Learning Academy in Prescott.

View winning posters


Celebrating Success

10 Years - Building Healthier Communities (2006-2016)In 2006, rampant methamphetamine abuse was devastating our communities in Yavapai County. Meth use created a major health and safety crisis, fueling increased crime, emergency room admissions and calls to Child Protective Services (CPS).

A small group of civic and community leaders, concerned citizens and law enforcement came together to find a solution. As a result, the methamphetamine advisory taskforce was formed and came to be known as MATFORCE.

Thank you volunteers, staff, and supporters of MATFORCE, past and present. Together, we are building healthier communities!


MATFORCE Receives Prestigious National Award

two people holding the awardThe National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD) and the National Prevention Network (NPN) awarded MATFORCE their National Exemplary Award for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Practices, and Policies.

MATFORCE’s multi-faceted approach to reducing prescription drug abuse led to this honor and was one of only four programs to receive the award in the nation.

Many thanks to Dr. Cattolico (pictured at left) and all the volunteers who worked to help reduce prescription drug abuse in our county. Together we are building healthier communities.


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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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