What They Are Saying About Prop 205

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 9/9/2016

Recreational marijuana will be on the ballot in Arizona in November and there will be a lot of accusations, blame, anger and misinformation flying everywhere. There will be those who are adamantly for Issue 205 and those adamantly against Issue 205. Both are passionate about their stance and emotions will run wild. In researching Issue...

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Statistics and Signs of Underage Alcohol Use

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 6/2/2016

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,...

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Is It Working?

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 5/17/2016

  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...

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Staying Safe This Summer

A Guest Blog by Officer Perez, Buckeye SRO

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 5/9/2016

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...

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What’s New In Brain Science and Addiction?

Reblogged from NIDA

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 5/3/2016

Every once in a while, we like to reblog moving or important blogs.  Here’s one from NIDA concerning a new study that’s being done right now. Although it will take some time for it to be completed, the results should be far reaching. Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse; National Institutes of Health; U.S. Department...

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National Drug Take-Back Day!

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 4/25/2016

We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog post to bring you important information! Back in the days before internet streaming and On Demand programming, we dreaded these test alert screens. They always appeared during important television moments, such as Saturday morning cartoons!  If you remember waking up at 6 AM to get your full run of...

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WOW’s Winter Work

What We Did in the Third Quarter

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 4/18/2016

The winter quarter is busy for the Way Out West Coalition. As those who read our blogs know, we divide our work into three areas with a staff member in charge of each area. That staff member works with a team of coalition members in a subcommittee. So, what have we done? Get in the...

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Buckeye Teens and Rx Abuse

Top Five Stats You Should Know

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 4/11/2016

Prescription drug misuse and abuse is a real issue, and many dangerous myths exist about this issue. According to the recent WOW coalition survey of Buckeye adults, a significant portion of adults in Buckeye believe prescription drugs are not as dangerous as illicit drugs. However, misused or abused prescription drugs are as—or more—dangerous than illicit...

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Getting to Know Us

The Coalition Building Subcommittee

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 4/4/2016

Subcommittees—Yeah! Wait! Don’t click off the blog yet! Subcommittees are where we get our work done. So far, we’ve blogged about the Advertising and Social Marketing subcommittee (officially, the ID or Information Dissemination subcommittee), and the Party-Patrol subcommittee (officially, the Environmental subcommittee). Today’s blog is about the third and final one, the Coalition Building subcommittee....

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Buckeye Teens and Marijuana

Part 2 - Consequences and Help

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 3/28/2016

Last week, we learned about marijuana trends and access in Buckeye. This week, the focus is on consequences and help. Local Consequences Many consequences of using marijuana affect our teenagers in Buckeye. It is the leading substance for driving under the influence, according to police. As stated last week, one officer went so far as...

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