March 2020

FREE ACEs Training Events

What? There is a powerful movement sweeping the country, motivated by hope for transformation. People from all walks of life are investing in creating awareness and understanding of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences). ACEs are preventable factors that have been found to have a high correlation with risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, substance abuse, suicide,...


November 2019

Sizzlin’ Steak Showdown | 2nd Annual Charity

Great steak, great time and a great way to support local nonprofits who impact our youth! —


October 2019

National Drug Take-back Day

Saturday, October 26 is National Drug Take Back day. You can Get in the Way of Rx Abuse by disposing of unused medications properly. Stay away from old school thinking of flushing your unused meds. We now know “flushing” is contaminating our water supply. Don’t Share, Lock Them Up, and Dispose of Properly!



Spread the Word, Not the Virus

Posted on 4/1/20

Americans have faced many crises such as wars, disasters and 9/11 to name a few.  One of the hallmarks of the American spirit is the generosity and caring for others that comes to the forefront during times of national need.  Americans are resilient and we mobilize to solve problems.  It’s who we are and it’s...


How Risky is Marijuana?

Posted on 3/21/20

People today have the perception that Marijuana is not harmful, and this has led to its legalization for medical and recreational purposes in many states. Most people think that it’s no worse than alcohol and tobacco in general. But the facts are now showing the real risk of regular marijuana use; especially for youth, who...


Resilience Triumphs Over ACEs

Posted on 2/1/20

Do you know what may be the most catastrophic public health situation of all time? Adverse Childhood Experiences, referred to as ACEs, have preventable factors that have been found to have a high correlation with risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, substance abuse, suicide, obesity, COPD, and premature death. There is a powerful movement sweeping the...



WOW is a community-based coalition that promotes safe and healthy choices by presenting a targeted message with a special focus on reducing alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug use in Buckeye among youth.

We seek to educate our community and implement environmental strategies that give every kid in Buckeye the opportunity to live a drug-free life.

WOW is a collaborative and cross-cultural effort represents different community sectors in the City of Buckeye including Behavioral Health, Business, Citizens, Civic, Education, Faith-based Organizations, Government, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Parents, Youth, and Youth Serving Organizations.  Coalition membership is open to any interested individual.
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The Way Out West Coalition is funded by the Buckeye Police Department in partnership with Youth4Youth.

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