As part of Prevention Week (May 15-20,2020) several of our Coalition staff are interviewing people in the community regarding youth substance abuse. Today, Leo Ventresca, Prevention Coordinator in Bullhead City, AZ speaks with Ronny Jones, a Peer Support Specialist. Ronny shared with Leo his story of drug abuse at a young age, and the things he feels may help youth stay away from substance abuse in the future. For…Read More
Copper Corridor Substance Abuse Coalition
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This is a Drug Free Communities (DFS) funded community coalition, whose goals are to lower substance use in youth.
Substance include alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs (Opiates)
Through partnering with different sectors of the local communities, schools, police, fire departments, the legal system, hospitals, and local business partners, the Copper Coalition holds and supports events throughout the year to raise awareness of the dangers of drug abuse by teens and support the community efforts to reduce substance abuse.
Any concerned community member can join, and there are currently over 20 coalition members.
The Copper CorridorSuperior, Kearny, Hayden, Winkelman, Dudleyville, Mammoth, San Manuel, and Oracle
- In Pinal County, the average age of youth starting to drink alcohol and use drugs is 12
- More than 60% of 10 and 12th graders say it's easy to get alcohol and drugs
- 38% of 8th graders in the Copper Corridor report using marijuana
- Partnerships with local community members and agencies
- Adverse Childhood Experiences Training (ACES)
- COVID-19 Resource Page
- Too Good For Drugs
- Mind Matters
- Starting Out Right for Homeless Parenting Youth Program
- Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking (STOP)
- Active Parenting: First Five Years
- Love Notes
- Botvin’s Life Skills
- Loving my Future
- Summer Leadership Institute
- Choosing the Best
- Stronger Families Project
- Copper Corridor Substance Abuse Coalition
- Starting Out Right
For more Information about Arizona Youth Partnership and our programs or opportunities to volunteer please contact your nearest location, or please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Real StoriesTestimonials from just a few of our valuable program participants, educators, and community members.
As part of Prevention Week, the communities team has been interviewing members of the community to hear how substance abuse has affected them. Here is one families story. https://youtu.be/dvHUW1w4NQQRead More
The Copper Corridor Community Substance Abuse Coalition recently reported the results of a survey of community members to help them focus their efforts. The surveys took responses from Adult and Youth community members in the Globe and Superior area in March and April of 2019. Arizona Youth Partnership Coalition Coordinator Bridget Penate was excited to see the results of the survey to focus the work of the Coalition on items…Read More
This was an eye opener for me. I knew what was going to happen in the Mock DUI, but my heart sank once I seen all the kids in their makeup and staged. Just seeing the whole process that goes is amazing and how hard everyone works to help the victims. I am sooooo thankful for the hard work that Fire Fighters, Police, EMTs and Air Evac and everyone else…Read More
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