Marana Prevention Alliance (MPA)

Funded by a Drug-Free Communities federal grant, Marana Prevention Alliance (MPA) is a drug-free community coalition with a mission to reduce and prevent youth substance use in Marana though education, collaboration and engagement. This coalition serves the Greater Marana area, including Marana, Picture Rocks, and Avra Valley.  

Marana Prevention Alliance

Serving the greater Marana area
  • More than 600 volunteer hours to reduce substance use in 2019-20
  • 2018's Dispose-A-Meds successfully collected 325.8 pounds of pills
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For more information contact:

Danielle Riguerra driguerra@odcs.school

Upcoming Events

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Marana Strong

24 Oct

Please join us for our first annual community event, "Marana Strong!".

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24 Oct

Dispose-A-Med – October 24

10:00am 7870 N Silverbell Road
Tucson, AZ 85743 United States

Bring unused or expired medications (pills only) to Marana Police Department’s Dispose-A-Med. Unused drugs thrown in the trash can be illegally sold or abused, and if flushed, can contaminate the…

12 Dec

Dispose-A-Med – December 12th

10:00am 7870 N Silverbell Road
Tucson, AZ 85743 United States

Bring unused or expired medications (pills only) to Marana Police Department’s Dispose-A-Med. Unused drugs thrown in the trash can be illegally sold or abused, and if flushed, can contaminate the…

Real Stories

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

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…

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- Prevention Week Story #2

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/dvHUW1w4NQQ

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- Prevention Week Stories

Teen Maze held at Canyon Del Oro High School

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- Teen maze shows teens the realities of poor choices Tucson Weekly Media
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