May 2016

The Drug Take-Back Event

Buckeye PD had a successful Prescription Drug Take-Back event Saturday (April 30). According to an officer involved, they received “25lbs of old, expired, and no longer needed drugs at the collection point.” The availability of the permanent Rx Drug Drop-Off box in the Police Department lobby contributing to lower numbers this year, but that should...


March 2016

Buckeye Teens Making a Difference

A group of teenagers in Buckeye are making a difference. Teaming up with the Way Out West coalition for the Get in the Way campaign of 2016, Buckeye teens involved in an organization called Youth4Youth are approaching businesses to hang posters and flyers in their windows encouraging parents to “Get in the Way” of teenage...


February 2016

Rx Drugs and College Campuses

A survey conducted by Ohio State University incorporating 3900 college students was made public last October. In it, 70 percent of students said prescription drugs were easy or very easy to find. The statistic, and the trend of Rx drug misuse and abuse, should be reminder to all parents that substance abuse is not isolated...



Statistics and Signs of Underage Alcohol Use

Posted on 6/2/16

Today’s focus is on the dangers of alcohol and how you can recognize the signs of underage drinking. Our goal at WOW is never to use scare tactics to motivate adults and teenagers, rather, we prefer to stick with statistics. So, what are the dangers of underage drinking? According to the National Institutes of Health,...


Is It Working?

Posted on 5/17/16

  It’s a fair question; but what’s the context? Is what working? Today, we ask that question about the Drug Take-Back events, and here’s our answer, straight from the Phoenix branch of the DEA: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Phoenix Field Division finalized the collection and tally of prescription drugs turned in this past Saturday...


Staying Safe This Summer

Posted on 5/9/16

The Way Out West Coalition has a great relationship with law enforcement and many in city government. Part of the benefits is our ability hear from those who are on the front lines dealing with alcohol and substance use. The following blog entry is from one such officer, an SRO in Buckeye’s schools. What follows...




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 Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care.

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Buckeye’s take back day was a success! See the entry to the right under “news” for specifics!