A Drug-Free Community Coalition











Press Releases - 2017

October 27th

October 5th – Local Prescription Drug Take Back Slated October 28th

Local NCDP Drug Free Community Coalition spring take backs are in collaboration with Show Low Police Department and Summit Healthcare. From 11 am until 1 pm, the public is invited to return prescription and over the counter drugs to Show Low Police Station, 411 E. Deuce of Clubs , and Summit Healthcare main entrance, 2200 Show Low Lake Rd.

September 27th – White House Drug Policy Office Award NCDP

This represents the largest-ever number of DFC grantees in a single year since the program's founding. The grants provide local community coalitions funding to prevent youth substance use, including prescription drugs, marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol.

September 3rd – O'Halleran Pledges Support to NCDP

Az District 1 Congressman Tom O'Halleran (D) pledged his support to Nexus Coalition for Drug Prevention in a recent visit to the substance prevention organization's Lakeside office.

March 28th – Local Prescription Drug Take Back Slated April 29

Where are youth getting their prescription drugs? While more than 19 percent get them from the medicine cabinet in their own home, 53 percent get them from friends—who inevitably get them from their home medicine cabinet.

March 15th – Local Prescription Drug Take Back

On April 29, nationwide US Drug Enforcement Agency public take back events offer the opportunity to return dangerous items for proper destruction.

March 11th – Shoes, Shoes, Shoes...

Recently 13 participants from Show Low's Blue Vase Recovery Center volunteered to join the NCDP team to process 1,750 shoes in 2.5 hours, and bag them for onward shipping.

March 3rd – Mpowrd Youth Leadership Training Coming

Nexus Coalition for Drug Prevention (NCDP) conducts weekly Mpowrd programs in Blue Ridge and Show Low school districts with positive outcomes. NCDP looks to expand this program across the mountain by offering a local 2-day training, March 31-April 1.

February 15th – Local Preventionists Meet O'Halleran in DC

Community substance abuse prevention specialists Vicky Solomon and Brian McCabe represented Nexus Coalition for Drug Prevention (NCDP) among others on a recent visit to Rep. Tom O'Halleran (D) Arizona District 1, on Capitol Hill.

February 1st – Drug Prevention Art Contest Open to Youth

K-12 youth are invited to participate in the 2017 Art Contest for possible T-shirt art and on pages of a 2017-18 back-to-school wall school calendar. The top three winners are eligible for cash prizes totaling $225. All participants will receive participation certificates and gifts.

January 16th – MLK Day On, Not Day Off

Lakeside – Making it a "day on" instead of a "day off" local agencies collaborated to protect the community, volunteering their services to take returned prescription drugs and sensitive documents for destruction.