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…Read More
Youth Tobacco Coalition
Youth Tobacco Coalition provides technical assistance to Students Taking a New Direction (STAND) coalitions across the state. Students are working together to make policy changes at the root level in an effort to lower youth tobacco usage rates.
Youth Tobacco CoalitionJunior high and high school students
- Tobacco 21 has been passed in Cottonwood and Douglas
- Kingman has passed ordinance that it is illegal to smoke in a vehicle with a minor present
Real StoriesTestimonials from just a few of our valuable program participants, educators, and community members.
Teen Maze Description: Teen Maze is an interactive, 30-minute event for high school students focused on decision making and the consequences of using drugs and alcohol. Students start at a party, where they are given a card with a scenario about an unhealthy choice that a teen could make at a party. The students then enter the “maze”, where they visit different tables that represent possible consequences around youth substance…Read More
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
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
Teen Maze held at Canyon Del Oro High School...Read More
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