Copper Corridor Substance Abuse Coalition

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 Corridor

Superior, 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
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For more information contact:

Julie Craig


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Real Stories

Testimonials from just a few of our valuable program participants, educators, and community members.

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…

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- Copper Corridor partners for Mock DUI at Superior High School Bridget Penate, Coalition Coordinator
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