Dump the Drugs

8 locations across Yavapai County

Safely and easily dispose of your unused and expired prescriptions or over the counter medications. Keep them out of the wrong hands!




  • Cottonwood Police Dept. - 199 S. 6th Street, Cottonwood, AZ
  • Sedona Police Dept. - 102 Road Runner Dr., Sedona, AZ
  • Camp Verde Marshal’s Office - 646 S. First Street, Camp Verde, AZ
  • Clarkdale Police Dept. - 49 N. Ninth Street, Clarkdale, AZ


  • Chino Valley Police Dept. - 1950 Voss Dr., Chino Valley, AZ
  • Yavapai College Police Dept. - 1100 E. Sheldon Street, Prescott, AZ
  • Prescott Valley Police Dept. - 7601 E. Civic Circle, Prescott Valley, AZ
  • Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Substation - 12606 Main St., Mayer, AZ

 Arizona Drug Summit

Uniting for Solutions


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

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


 From Inmate to Citizen

Understanding the excitement, fear, and challenges when transitioning from prison into the community

Do you have a loved one who is incarcerated? Incarceration affects the incarcerated individual and their loved ones after release.

Learn about:

  • Difficulties people experience transitioning from prison into the community
  • The different thinking and processing skills between someone who is incarcerated and someone who is not
  • Identify differences in prison culture and daily life
  • Increase awareness about generational trauma
  • Keys to successful reintegration
  • How to communicate with returning individuals
  • How we, as a community, can help individuals return home successfully

Limited seating. No registration required to attend.
Questions? Contact info@YavapaiReentryProject.org or (928) 708-0100

Prescott Valley



Thursday, November 15, 2018 ~ 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Cottonwood Public Safety Building ~ Multi-Purpose Room
199 S. 6th Street, Cottonwood


 Connecting Communities Symposium

Please join us for the inaugural Connecting Communities Symposium!

Register today to attend an engaging day of collaboration and information including a series of panels featuring key community leaders whom are working on creative solutions to critical issues.

Topics will address community health, family violence, homelessness, mental health, substance abuse, and more. The unique collaborative efforts that are successful in Yavapai County will also be highlighted. Opportunities to ask questions and engage with the panelists will be available throughout the day.

Special Guest Panel Moderator: Sheila Polk, Yavapai County Attorney
Featured panelists include:
•  Chief Debora Black, Prescott Police Department
•  Leslie Horton, Director, Yavapai County Community Health Services
•  Chief Gerald Monahan, Yavapai College Police Department
•  Commander Nate Auvenshine, Partners Against Narcotic Trafficking
•  Shawn Hatch, Chief Clinical Officer, West Yavapai Guidance Center

•  John Schuderer, Chair, Yavapai County Suicide Prevention Coalition
•  Commander Jeff Newnum, Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
•  Robin Burke, Stepping Stones
•  John Morris, Chief of Adult Probation
•  Kristie Hambrick, Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
•  Jessi Hans, Coalition for Compassion and Justice
•  Carole Benedict, US Vets
•  Jennifer Martinez, Spectrum Health Care
Click here to register today for this free event. Lunch will be provided.

 Behavior Breakdown Class

Fostering Hope through Trauma Informed Parenting Strategies

Does your child struggle with these behaviors?
Lying, Stealing , Defiance, Aggression, Meltdowns, Antagonizing, Anxiety,
Social Challenges, Isolation, Hoarding, Incontinence, Food Issues

Join us for a free class for families with challenging children (adopted, foster, attachment disorders, ADD, autism and more). Childcare and lunch will be provided by the Patchwork Team at the Heights Church.

The Heights Church 2121 E. Larry Caldwell Dr., Prescott
Saturday, November 3, 2018 ~ 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Please RSVP to deborah@az127.org if you plan to attend as space is limited. Please include your name, contact information, childcare needs, and if you would like a CEU certificate.


 safeTALK: Suicide Altertness for Everyone

Two suicide prevention workshops




Friday, November 9, 2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm

  OR       Friday, November 16, 2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK teaches participants to recognize these invitations, engage with the person with thoughts of suicide, and connect them with resources to help them be safer from suicide.

Attend the half-day safeTALK program and learn to:

  • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts may be present.
  • Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked.
  • Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide.

Who should attend the workshop?

  • By providing a universal model with adaptable components, safeTALK offers useful skills to every audience.
  • Anyone over the age of 15 can attend.
  • Formal caregivers use safeTALK skills, but students, teachers, first responders, public and private employees and professional athletes also benefit from the program.

What can I expect?

  • safeTALK is a powerful experience.
  • You’ll feel challenged, empowered, and hopeful.
  • At the end of the workshop, you’ll have a chance to practice these new skills.

Register for the November 9th workshop here or the November 16th workshop here.

Registration: matforce.org/events, registration closes 3 days before each class
Cost: $20, includes a safeTalk Participant Resource Kit
Location: Prevent Child Abuse Arizona ~ Malouff Community Room
3298 Bob Drive, Prescott Valley

These workshops are presented in part by a collaboration with MATFORCE and the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Yavapai County.


 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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