Partnering to reduce youth substance Abuse

Serving the Lake Havasu Area

Young Adult Development Assoc. of Havasu

The YADAH coalition was started as Drug Free Communities coalition and is jointly supported by a grant from SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) and Steward Health Choice.

The goal of the YADAH Coalition is:

  • Lower substance abuse in youth of Mohave County
    • Alcohol
    • Marijuana
    • Rx/Opiates

Partnering to reduce youth substance Abuse

Serving the Lake Havasu area
  • Any youth or adult can join the YADAH Coalition.
  • Regular meetings are held, see contact information below for more.

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Lake Havasu City’s Walk Away From Drugs

27 Oct

Young Adult Development Association of Havasu YADAH addresses community specific problems while also collaborating with nearby community coalitions to form a unified front toward increasing protective factors and decreasing risk factors…

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09 May

National Prevention Week May 9-15, 2021


Happy National Prevention Week and thank you for participating in our virtual walk! We are walking away from substances and encourage you to do the same. This walk can be…

11 May

Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse, Parent information seminar


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Real Stories

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

Illicit Fentanyl (non-prescription NOT manufactured in a legal pharmaceutical facility) abuse is on the rise on Arizona, in epidemic proportions.  It is extremely dangerous and much more powerful than other drugs.  Pills are being found in our communities across Arizona and there is no way to tell by looking at them what they contain.  Fentanyl is being added to other street drugs to increase their potency and drive addiction.  Agencies…

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- Illicit Fentanyl Pills Circulating in Arizona

Our Kingman office asked the youth, "How can you light up the world with kindess?"

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- How can you light up the world with kindness?

IMPACT MOHAVE COUNTY Description: IMPACT (In Mohave Prevention Action Collaboration Team) is using a county-wide approach to increase access to effective, evidence-based substance use prevention services across the critically high-need, rural tri-city area of Mohave County, Arizona.  It is working with current community substance abuse coalitions: in Lake Havasu City YADAH (Young Adult Development Association of Havasu), in Kingman the Meth Coalition and MSTEPP (Mohave Substance Abuse Treatment and Education Prevention Partnership),…

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- Community Coalitions

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.

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- Prevention Week Stories

The Hobbies not Habits event was held on March 7th at Mohave County Community College in Lake Havasu. The FREE event was attended by over 500 people! The event, produced by Arizona Youth Partnership, in conjunction with Mohave Community College, Student Activities Council, and the Yadah Coalition featured several different activities, where kids and their parents could learn different hobbies. There were activity stations ranging from arts and crafts, to…

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- Hobbies not Habits event helps youth find alternatives to substance abuse
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