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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.

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.


2015 Recovery Celebrations

recovery month celebration photos (banner)

MATFORCE would like to thank everyone who participated in the September 2015 Recovery Month celebrations throughout Yavapai County. The recovery community is an essential part in helping build healthier communities.

MATFORCE supports recovery!


MATFORCE is looking for Verde Valley youth

MATFORCE is looking for Verde Valley youth interested in participating in anti-substance abuse campaigns, media commercials, community events, and making a positive impact in their schools and communities throughout the Verde Valley area.

The MATFORCE Youth Action Team has monthly activities and/or meetings that will take place throughout the Verde Valley area. Service hours and scholarship money can be earned depending on length of service. Let your voice be heard by participating in a youth group with a positive message!

To apply, please submit a completed application form and essay question by Wednesday, September 30th. Participants will be selected and notified by Friday, October 30th.

Application can be submitted online or mailed to:

MATFORCE
Attn: Lauren Young
8056 East Valley Road Suite B
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

Questions? Contact Lauren Young at (928) 708-0100.

Flyer

Application


NOMINATE A GAME CHANGER

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!


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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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