CURRENT NEWS

June 2017

Coalition Efforts in Buckeye Show Substantial Progress

The latest Arizona Youth Survey (AYS) shows the Way Out West (WOW) Coalition’s effort in the area of drug and alcohol prevention is paying off. Every two years Arizona youth participate in the Arizona Youth Survey (AYS). The survey of 8th, 10th, and 12th grade youth gathers information needed to monitor underage drinking, drug use,...

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May 2017

Successful Prescription Drug Take-Back

Buckeye PD had a successful Prescription Drug Take-Back event Saturday (April 29). According to the department, they received “32 lbs. of old, expired, and no longer needed drugs at the collection point.” Did you know the Buckeye Police Department has a permanent Rx Drug Drop-Off box in the Police Department lobby on Yuma Rd.? The...

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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...

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CURRENT BLOG

Get in the Way Tip #2 – Part 1

Posted on 8/22/17

Fact: If a teen does adolescence well, adulthood gets much easier. You’ve gotten your kids this far in life and regardless of how we got to this point or how well we’ve done, it’s time to finish what we started. Today’s Tip: Finish Strong This is an exciting time for our teens where they experience...

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Get in the Way Quick Tip #1

Posted on 8/15/17

So who has the most influence on a teen’s choice to use drugs or alcohol? The answer: parents and peers. I mention peers just momentarily, as we’ll talk about the “peer factor” in an upcoming segment. But for now, who your kids hang with or associate with should be important to you. Numerous studies on...

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Quick Tips to Get in the Way

Posted on 8/9/17

We are debuting the Get in the Way Video Series where we share quick tips to make life easier, and more successful and fun for everyone. We can get in the way of disrespect, bullying, failure and of suicide to mention a few. However, this particular Get in the Way Series focuses on preventing underage...

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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. Get Involved!