November 2020

Mobile Drug Take-Back Event

Volunteers needed: We are looking for a few volunteers to help with this event. Please contact Alva Tovar,, if you are able to work at one of the locations and times below. Buckeye Police Department and the Way Out West Coalition are partnering up to bring you this Mobile Event! So go through your medicine cabinets and gather all your...


April 2020

FREE ACEs Webinars Hosted by Gayle Kazmierczak

If you missed the free ACEs Webinar Modules, the recordings and downloadable pdf resources are below. Refer to these resources if you missed Module 1: Module 1 PDF Recording of Module 1 ACEs Webinar: Refer to these resources if you missed Module 2: Module 2 PDF Recording of Module 2 ACEs Webinar:  


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,...



I Am Proud of You

Posted on 11/5/20

One mantra I have used to get through this time of uncertainty is “success is your duty, obligation, and responsibility.” Lately, I’ve been thinking about that from a parenting aspect. The success of our children is our duty, obligation, and responsibility. As 2020 comes to an end and the holidays approach, one thing has remained...


The Talk

Posted on 9/1/20

It is not always easy to start conversations with your children about certain topics. They can become awkward and uncomfortable fast. But those are the types of conversations that are the most important for your family’s future.  You know the talk, right?  The talk you have with your child about your expectations on alcohol and...


Testing Hot – Update

Posted on 7/31/20

Last January, I published an article written shortly after getting off the phone with a mother whose twenty-five-year-old son had tested “hot” for opioids. This mom was beginning to lose hope because he had been admitted into drug treatment centers multiple times. She was now wondering if she would become part of an exclusive club...



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.