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!


October 2019

G.A.I.N Event



Testing Hot

Posted on 12/30/19

I just got off the phone with a mother whose twenty-five-year-old son has relapsed; he just tested “hot” for opioids. The more I listened the more my heart grew heavy for her and her situation. She is beside herself to say the least. He is being admitted into drug treatment center for his substance use...


Get in the Way

Maybe you have seen the Way Out West Coalition’s Get in the Way materials throughout the city and in this magazine. But what does Get in the Way actually mean? The teen brain focuses on risk and excitement. Our job as parents, grandparents, and caring adults is to Get in the Way or foil a...


Vaping and Marijuana Oils

Posted on 9/16/19

There is a rapidly growing vaping crisis highlighted by 450 illnesses and four deaths as a result of the use of e-cigarettes. Most consumers have viewed e-cigarettes and vaping marijuana oils as harmless, but health officials are now warning the public to cease the use of e-cigarettes. Especially vulnerable are youth who are attracted to...



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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