Arizona Drug Summit

Uniting for Solutions


September 23-24, 2019
Phoenix, AZ

Thank you for attending the inaugural Arizona Drug Summit. A majority of the PowerPoint presentations are now available below. 

View the Arizona Drug Summit Conference Report here.

We look forward to seeing you at next year's Summit.


The AZ Drug Summit was made possible by funding from the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Partnership for Success Grant; Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area; Governor's Office of Highway Safety; US Drug Enforcement Administration; and MATFORCE. Support for the Summit was provided by the following sponsors: 


 Community Coach training

Are you interested in making a real difference in your community and having a positive impact on a person's life?

Be a part of making your community a better place for everyone! Become a Community Coach today through our proven successful mentoring program.
Volunteer coaches give formerly incarcerated individuals the opportunity
» for community support
» to create hope for their future
» to restore and rebuild their lives
while also building and strengthening our communities.
Receive free training to learn needed skills for working one-on-one in helping provide referrals, emotional support and resources for former inmates. No experience, prior qualifications or education is needed.
All that is needed is the desire to help!
 “Community coaches provide vital support for formerly incarcerated individuals during their first year of reentry. The most important characteristics that a community coach possesses are a listening ear, an open mind, and a caring heart.”
        -- Rich Young

Prescott Valley

Step One Coffee House
6719 E. 2nd Street, Prescott Valley
     Saturday, December 15, 2018
     10:00 am to 2:00 pm
     Lunch will be served.

8056 E Valley Rd, Ste B, Prescott Valley
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019
  • Saturday, August 17, 2019


Cottonwood Rec Center
150 S. 6th Street, Cottonwood
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

  • Saturday, March 9, 2019
  • Saturday, September 21, 2019

To register for this free class contact Brenda at or (928) 708-0100.


 Mental Health First Aid Training

for Older Adults

Mental Health First Aid Training
for Older Adults

Mental Health First Aid is a FREE 8-hour course that teaches how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.

Monday and Tuesday, January 14 - 15, 2019
9:00 am—1:00 pm

Step One Coffee House ~ Large Conference Room
6719 E. 2nd Street, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

TO REGISTER: Email Beth Brehio at or call 928-460-5571

This class is brought you through a collaboration between NACOG - Area Agency on Aging and MATFORCE.


 January Lunch & Learn

What's Trending? Youth Drug Use in Yavapai County

What’s Trending? Youth Drug Use in Yavapai County
Thursday, January 24, 2019 ~ 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Prescott: Board of Supervisors Board Room
Yavapai County Admin Building,1015 Fair St., Prescott
     teleconferenced to
Cottonwood: Verde Room, 2nd Floor
Yavapai County Cottonwood Annex, 10 South 6th St., Cottonwood

In 2018, almost 1,800 youth in Yavapai County completed the Arizona Youth Survey (AYS). The AYS asks 8th, 10th and 12th grade students if they are using drugs, what drugs they are abusing, why they choose to use and why they choose not to use drugs and alcohol.
Director of the Statistical Analysis Center for Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, Catie Clark, will review the results of the survey and discuss drug and alcohol trends in Yavapai County. She will also address risk and protective factors that affect the reasons youth in the our county use or do not use drugs.

No RSVP required. Brown bag lunches are welcome.


 Town Hall

A Conversation About Fentanyl

Deadly counterfeit pills are in our communities.
Hear from local experts, including representatives from the Cottonwood Police Department and Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking, about the dangerous drugs circulating in our community. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.
Understand the facts, find help, and learn how you can protect yourself and your loved ones.

Monday, January 28, 2019          6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Cottonwood Recreation Center | 150 S. 6th Street, Cottonwood


 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.

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
  • Yavapai College Police Department
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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