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Press Releases - 2015

December 21, 2015 - Year-End Roundup

Closing out its 10th year as a local, grassroots substance abuse prevention program NCDP Drug Free Community Coalition, the organization reflects upon accomplishments with pride. Not only was 2015 a banner year for program delivery but it saw some significant reductions in local substance abuse reduction, paralleling findings from across the nation.

December 17, 2015 - Phillips Named to State Prevention Board

NCDP Drug Free Coalition Program Director Alicia Phillips recently was named to the Arizonans For Prevention County Advisory Panel to represent Navajo County. She was installed at the organization’s 4th Annual Luncheon in Casa Grande Dec. 2.

December 1, 2015 - Arizona Tax Exemption Benefits Community & Taxpayers

Want to make a difference in our community? Keep your state tax dollars on the mountain where they can make a difference—one kid at a time. Kids in our community need your help. Your state tax-exempt donation to youth substance abuse prevention can direct a child toward a positive future for our community—AND reduce the donor’s state tax balance.

December 1, 2015 - Protect Your Identity - Return Rx Drugs

NCDP Drug Free Community Coalition partners with the Pinetop-Lakeside Sanitary District (PLSD) and Pinetop Lakeside Police (PLPD) to help citizens protect their identity and properly dispose of prescription drugs. This 7th annual Community Shred-A-Thon event is part of a statewide effort to make Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 18, “a day on instead of a day off”.

November 18, 2015 - McNary Community Hears About Marijuana Dangers

Apache Behavioral Health Services and NCDP Drug Free Community Coalition collaborate to share information with the McNary community on Nov. 23. “Recreational Marijuana Legalization” is a fact-based program about the marijuana today.

November 9, 2015 - After School Tutoring Begins November 20, 2015

Blue Ridge scholars and community members volunteer to help White Mountain 4th through 12th graders with homework after school on Fridays. Starting Nov. 20, and following the school holiday calendars, volunteer tutors will be available from noon to 1:30 pm to assist with homework. Click here for the guidelines and permission form.

October 30, 2015 - Mpowrd Teen Support Group Meeting Dates for November and December

Lakeside—Mpowrd®, a 12­step program addressing behavior with teens, meets Fridays, at 12:15 pm, at the White Mountain Youth Center, 1593 Johnson, Lakeside (behind Larson Library). All teens age 13 to 18 are welcome.

October 27, 2015 - Shoe Drive Update

Local Shoes Headed for Foreign Micro Industries - Adult probationers and Blue Ridge Honor Society members recently volunteered to load 19,000  shoes donated from the community. NCDP Drug Free Community Coalition collects the shoes across the county.

October 24, 2015 - JLA Second Best Out of School Time Program in Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ—NCDP Drug Free Community Coalition’s 9th annual summer Junior Leadership Academy (JLA) placed second in the state, behind Flagstaff’s Killip Elementary 21st Century CCLC Program in the 14th Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence honored nominees for the state’s Outstanding Out-of-School Programs. Hopi Foundation Owl and Panther Project of Tucson, placed third.

October 23, 2015 - NCDP & notMYkid.org Educate the Community

Lakeside—NCDP Drug Free Community Coalition and notMYkid recently educated the community on trending teen dangers.

October 17, 2015 - CALENDAR ITEM—Oct. 26 Mpowrd® Teen Support Group

Lakeside—Mpowrd®, a 12-step program addressing any behavior with teens, meets Friday, Oct. 26 at 12:15 pm, at the White Mountain Youth Center, 1593 Johnson, Lakeside (behind Larson Library).

October 12, 2015 - Shop & Smile to Donate to NCDP

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October 6, 2015 - Pet Meds: Dangerous - Plan for Disposal

Prescription drug abuse is an escalating community problem. Permanent disposal units at county law enforcement stations are a solution for eliminating unused, expired and unwanted medications. However, when cleaning out medications for disposal, don’t forget those prescriptions for family pets.

October 5, 2015 - NCDP and notMYkid.org Partner for Prevention Education

Kids and families today face complex challenges and potentially can devastate lives and derail futures. It’s extremely important to work together to protect the kids in our community. The average age a kid first tries drugs is 13. Studies indicate that those who reach 21 without engaging in destructive behaviors are likely to never do so.

October 4, 2015 - Turkey Sales Benefit NCDP Drug Free Community Coalition - updated October 6, 2015

NCDP  Drug  Free  Community  Coalition  and  Norbest  cooperate  in  their  third  annual holiday turkey fundraiser. Choose your turkey size—up to 12 lbs $25, up  to 16 lbs $30, up to 20 lbs $35.

October 3, 2015 - Free Drug Test Kits Help Kids Say “No” to Peer Pressure

Peer pressure for kids to use drug can be a really tough topic for anyone, especially when parents find out how many kids as young as middle-schoolers are using, or are asked to try drugs. Ask your own children when they were first approached to use drugs. If is not IF but WHEN. The average age of first substance use in Navajo County is 12.5 years old, according to the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission Arizona Youth Survey.

October 1, 2015 - Shoe Donation Volume Leads to Year-Round Collection

Response to NCDP Drug Free Community Coalition’s third annual shoe drive, launched in May, is so great that the project is extended for year round collection. The project was slated to end Sept. 30. Two semi-truckloads of 28,000 community-contributed shoes are en route to micro businesses in third-world countries.

October 1, 2015 - NCDP Launches Mpowrd Teen Support Group

It’s not all about drugs. Mpowrd ® is a 12-step program that addresses any addictive behavior with teens. Addiction is defined as any behavior that causes harm. Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority recently sponsored training and certification for three local facilitators for weekly meetings that launch Oct. 16, 11:30 am at White Mountain Youth Center, 1593 Johnson, Lakeside (behind Larson Library). Any teen age 13 to 18 may attend. Snacks are provided.

September 29, 2015 - Local Prescribers, Pharmacists Concerned About Opioid Abuse

The majority of medical providers recently surveyed in the White Mountains believe that prescription drug abuse is a problem in our communities. Local pharmacies frequently identify patients submitting multiple or duplicate prescriptions, also known as “pill shopping”.

September 23, 2015 - Rx Drug Take-back September 26 - EXPANDED

Overdoses and deaths from prescription drug abuse now exceed US teen deaths from all other illicit drugs combined. The average first age of teens abusing prescription drugs is 12 years old. On average, 12 percent of 8th, 10th and 12th graders in Navajo County have abused prescription drugs, according to the 2014 Arizona Youth Survey for Navajo County.

September 17, 2015 - Rx Drug Take-back Set September 26

Clean out your medicine cabinet, gathering any expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs and over the counter (OTC) medicines. A Sept. 26 public takeback event offers the opportunity, to return these dangerous items for proper destruction.

September 17, 2015 - Bicycle Donations Sought

Navajo County Drug Project’s (NCDP) Mpowrd ® peer to peer youth leadership support program seeks new and gently used bicycle donations for its sister program in Dilkon, Az. Mpowrd ®, operated trough Dilkon Youth Services, seeks bicycles for the DYS Bike Club that provides exercise, activities and challenges for youth in four communities.

September 14, 2015 - “More Fun-ds for Everyone” - Community Yard Sale Benefits Local Projects

Community yard sale vendor stalls are remaining for the “Fall Festival Community Yard Sale” Sept. 26 at the White Mountain Youth Center, 1593 Johnson Dr., Lakeside.

August 28, 2015 - Free Drug Test Kits Help Kids Say "No" to Peer Pressure

It's back to school time and parents should address one more element in kids' lives — peer pressure to use drugs.

August 28, 2015 - JLA Among Nominees for After School Excellence Award

PHOENIX, AZ—For the 14th consecutive year, the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence honors three nominees for the state’s Outstanding Out-of-School Programs. Navajo County Drug Project’s annual summer Junior Leadership Academy, Hopi Foundation Owl and Panther Project of Tucson, and Killip Elementary 21st Century CCLC Program of Flagstaff are the contenders for this year’s honor.

August 18, 2015 - NCDP Seeks Volunteers

Navajo County Drug Project seeks a variety of volunteers at different levels for upcoming community events at White Mountain Youth Center, 1596 Johnson Ln, Lakeside. A caring adult’s time and assistance makes a powerful impact on a child’s life and success.

August 12, 2015 - NCDP Refreshes Web Presence

Navajo County Drug Project launched its refreshed website with a clean new look and improved navigation.

July 15, 2015 - Principal Phillips Joins the Local Drug War

Friends of Navajo County Anti-Drug Coalition, Inc. (‘Friends’) proudly welcomes Alicia Phillips to its team as Navajo County Drug Project’s (NCDP) Drug Free Communities Program Coordinator.

June 25, 2015 - Community Yard Sale Benefits Local Projects

Calling all clubs, agencies, neighborhoods, teams, individuals, organizations, classes, groups—just about anyone — to join the “Fall Festival Community Yard Sale” Sept. 26 at the White Mountain Youth Center, 1593 Johnson Dr., Lakeside.

June 17, 2015 - Shoe Drive Grows

LAKESIDE—Navajo County Drug Project’s (NCDP) third annual shoe drive, launched May 1, sent its first truckload of 7,150 used shoes on the road to their new users. Thanks to a huge outpouring of community support, the early shipment was essential to prepare for more shoe donations, said Project Coordinator David Butterfield.
June 1, 2015 - Drug-Free Artists Win

Winners recently were selected for the 6th annual Navajo County Drug Project Art Contest, themed “I Choose Me & A Life Drug Free”.

May 12, 2015 - Shoe Drive Depots Expand

Navajo County Drug Project’s (NCDP) third annual shoe drive, launched May 1, already counts some 1,000 shoes to its credit—thanks to communities embracing the effort in the past.
May 4, 2015 - Last Chance to Enter Youth Art Contest

May 11 is the deadline for Navajo County Drug Project’s sixth annual youth art. All art entries must convey the theme: “I Choose Me & A Life Drug Free”.

April 20, 2015 - “World Shoe Project” - Calling All Old Soles for Support

Navajo County Drug Project (NCDP) for the third consecutive year is raising funds for its substance abuse prevention and youth programs by collecting any and all old shoes!

April 1, 2015 - Youth Drug Prevention Art Contest Approaching

The deadline is approaching for Navajo County Drug Project’s convey the theme: “I Choose Me & A Life Drug Free”.

March 24, 2015 - Drug Education Lunch Webinars Free for Community

Navajo County Drug Project, in cooperation with DrugFreeAZKids.org, hosts a free series of monthly “Lunch ‘n Learn” workshops. Community members are invited to participate in the webinars, followed by discussion over brown bag lunch. Beverages are provided.

March 11, 2015 - Teen Addiction Anonymous Meetings - Updated

March 5, 2015 - Teen Addiction Anonymous now in Blue Ridge & Show Low

It’s not all about the drugs. Teen Addiction Anonymous is a 12-step program that addresses any addictive behavior with teens. This month meetings begin on Thursdays, weekly at Show Low Junior High School campus weight room at 1 pm. That is in addition to the weekly meetings 11 am at the White Mountain Youth Center, 1593 Johnson, Lakeside (behind Larson Library).

February 9, 2015 - Drug Prevention Art Contest Open to Youth

Calling all local youth artists! Navajo County Drug Project launches it’ sixth annual youth art contest themed around making good choices. All art entries must convey the theme: “I Choose Me & A Life Drug Free”.

February 4, 2015 - NCDP Graduates from CADCA

WASHINGTON, DC—Navajo County Drug Project (NCDP) on Feb. 3 was graduated from the Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America (CADCA) National Coalition Academy, during CADCA’s 25th Annual National Leadership Forum in National Harbor, MD.

January 26, 2015 – Shredathon Results

Pinetop-Lakeside Sanitary District and Navajo County Drug Project made it a “day on, not a day off” for Monday’s Martin Luther King Day.

January 15, 2015 - Ski Tickets Winner

Pinetop-Lakeside Police Chief Ron Wheeler is ready to hit the slopes as the winner of Navajo County Drug Project’s winter ski fundraiser. The chief won ski lift tickets valued at $230, donated for the benefit by Sunrise Ski Park Resort.

January 6, 2015 – Update on Heroin Use

PHOENIX - In a highly unusual collaboration, every broadcast television station and most radio outlets across Arizona will simultaneously air a 30-minute, commercial-free, investigative report produced by Arizona State University student journalists on the growing perils of heroin and opioid use.

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Pinetop, AZ 85935-1596

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