June 2017

Coalition Efforts in Buckeye Show Substantial Progress

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

eived “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

y 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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March 2016

Buckeye Teens Making a Difference

ay 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...

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February 2016

Rx Drugs and College Campuses

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...

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February 2016

Announcement! Buckeye Community Forum

ds.org to host a forum on the problems caused by drugs and alcohol in our community. The forum will be held Thursday, March 3rd at 6:00pm. For more information, please click on the READ MORE link below...

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February 2016

Coalition Meeting!

cohol and substance abuse, we would love to have you come be a part of our meeting. On the schedule for this month is subcommittee meetings—don’t roll your eyes! Real work gets done in them! The Information Dissemination...

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November 2015

Get in the Way Campaign Expands: Have You Seen the Hand?

erage drinking. Their success has been awarded the designation of Evidence Based Program (EBP) for two consecutive years by the Arizona Department of Health Services. They are building on that success as they expand to a...

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June 2014

Keeping Our Teenagers Safe Over the Summer

urself back to the time of yearbook signings, cleaning out your desk or locker and the feeling of freedom you felt when the bell rang for thelast time for the school year. Watch out summer, here you come! There is no...

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November 2014

This Will Never Happen to My Kid, or Could It?

appened to overhear the lady next to me on her cell phone, talking to her daughter. The focus of their conversation was the mother’s concern over her college-freshman daughter’s drinking habits, and it...

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