Welcome

The Way Out West Coalition (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.

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

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Our coalition is a collaborative and cross-cultural effort, representing 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.

CURRENT NEWS

April 2024

DEA Drug Take-Back Event April 27th

We’re hosting another DEA Drug Take-Back Event on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 AM—2:00 PM! Location: Buckeye Police Department 21699 W Yuma Rd Buckeye, AZ 85326 Google Maps directions to event: https://goo.gl/maps/sLJN8U4H6dRPYZx77 PLEASE READ: Do NOT bring needles, sharps, glass, inhalers or liquids

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March 2024

Pull a Nearly 40,000 lb. Navy Bomber to Raise Money for Youth Drug and Alcohol Prevention

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024 Time: 9 AM – 12 PM Where: Buckeye Municipal Airport Find out more information on SafeLaunch.org!

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March 2024

Upcoming Webinars

 Register and participate in either the morning or evening webinars and get a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card each week!    Snapchat: The New Drug Dealer – March 26, 2024 Think you’re clued in on the latest trends in teen substance use? Think again. In today’s digital age, one of the most concerning...

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January 2024

CADCA’s 34th Annual National Leadership Forum

We attended CADCA’s 34th Annual National Leadership Forum! Check out the Reel below.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Way Out West Coalition (@wayoutwestcoalitionbuckeyeaz)  

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February 2023

Party in the Park | Downtown Buckeye

Party in the Park in Downtown Buckeye. Come see us and pick up FREE resources and Narcan!   Local vendors, $2 Bingo, Bounce Houses, 50¢ Face Painting, delicious FOOD, B.P.D. SWAT, B.F.D. Firefighters, B.V.F.D. Firefighters, Entertainment, Music by DJ Martin!

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January 2023

Fentanyl Education Summit

Visit link for details & registration: https://www.goodyearaz.gov/government/departments/police/community-policing/fentanyl-educational-summit

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CURRENT BLOG

Parents in the Know

Posted on 6/14/24

Social media is a part of everyday life; in fact, you might be reading this on a social media platform right now. As adults, we possess the ability to choose what we want to engage with in our lives, an ability honed through personal experiences, relationships, and our evolving vision of what we want our...

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The Do Not Do List

Posted on 1/13/24

As the new year unfolds, we find ourselves immersed in the timeless tradition of seeking a fresh start—a cultural practice that has spanned over 200 years in our Western society. Many Americans embrace the spirit of self-improvement, often manifested in the form of New Year’s Resolutions. As the calendar pages turn, we must introspectively inquire:...

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Our Goal as Parents

Posted on 9/12/23

This is an exciting time for our teens, where they experience increased cognitive abilities, learning, and memory due to the brain’s ability to rewire its connections in response to experiences. What triggers this transition? Physical development (aka puberty), which also initiates brain development. As a teen, I am not only dealing with the stresses of...

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Rx Drugs & Opioids

Posted on 9/4/23

The impact of physical pain on the lives of millions of Americans cannot be underestimated. Opioids, once prescribed to alleviate suffering, have now exposed us to an alarming “opioid crisis” due to their highly addictive nature. Mitigating youth access to prescription medications is imperative, as studies reveal that 60% of teenagers who misuse prescription drugs...

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Gratitude

Posted on 8/30/23

What if someone gave you an easy way to become more upbeat, positive, and energized? Would you take advantage of it? Scientists now know people who practice gratitude and appreciation reap many benefits, such as improved physical and psychological health, increased energy, reduced stress, improved quality of sleep, and mental strength. Gratitude reduces negative emotions...

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Teen Drug Trends

Posted on 8/25/23

Drug abuse among teenagers is a growing concern worldwide, and it is imperative that parents, grandparents, teachers, and community leaders take an active role in preventing it. Substance abuse can lead to various health, social, and legal problems, and educating young people about the dangers of drugs is important. Popular Drugs Among Teens Teens’ most...

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