CURRENT NEWS

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,...

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November 2019

Sizzlin’ Steak Showdown | 2nd Annual Charity

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

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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!

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CURRENT BLOG

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...

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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...

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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...

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WELCOME

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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