A Drug-Free Community Coalition

Educational Tools to Help You Teach

These tools are provided courtesy of the Navajo County Coalition Against Drug Abuse for you to download. Please use them to help educate your children, students, or yourself on the dangerous effects Meth and drugs in general can have on you life. If you need more information please please contact the Navajo County Coalition Against Drug Abuse.

ACEs Training (Powerpoint)

CADCA Presidential Primary Election Guide 2016

Marijuana in Arizona - Check the facts for yourself.

Assessing Substance Abuse Trends Among At-Risk Populations - 2013 - Drug Guide for Parents

Drug-Free Kids AZ - Teens & Marijuana

The Medicine Abuse Project - From Rx to Heroin

Navajo County Lifetime Substance Abuse Report

Arizona Dept. of Health Services 3rd Annual Medical Marijuana Report

2014 AYS Navajo County Survey Report - 12/11/14

Simple Idea - Powerful Abuse Prevention

2014 Arizona Youth Survey Report

Deaths in Navajo County from January 1 to August 11, 2014

WHAT'S UP WITH MOLLY? Club Drug Has Students Outraged! Read it here!

Public Health Issues & Strategies

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Full Report

Drugs - The latest trends

It takes a community to teach prevention. Get involved in "Red Ribbon Week"

Test your knowledge of drugs and drug abuse... take the National Drug IQ Challenge! Click the image for a printable PDF

The Parent Handbook - Reach your kids!

Supplement - Medicine Abuse Project Editorial - Navajo County

Supplement - Medicine Abuse Project Flyer

How to Develop A Family Policy

Does Prevention Work?

Spring-Clean Your Medicine Cabinet

New Rx Bag Fliers

Marijuana Presentation (PowerPoint)

This presentation is designed to talk about marijuana, what it is, how it is used the negative effects on a users life work and community. We’ll discuss why it is important for society to send a clear, consistent and credible message to young people about the seriousness of the drug.

  The Clarity Campaign Presentation (PowerPoint)

The Clarity Campaign seeks to:

  • Inform the youth about marijuana use by providing factual information regarding marijuana and its consequences.
  • Empower the youth through positive messages of non-use.
  • Promote and support research-based protective factors.

  2012 Arizona Youth Survey Report and Statistics for Navajo County (XL Spreadsheet)
Arizona Criminal Justice Commission recently released Initial 2012 numbers for Navajo County youth substance abuse. The bi-annual opt-in Arizona Youth Survey was taken in May 2012 by 1,363 county students, 57% in 8 th grade, 23% in 10 th grade, 20% in 12 th grade.

The Impact of Substance Abuse: A Snapshot of Arizona 2011

The Arizona Substance Abuse Epidemiology Work Group, staffed by the Division for Substance Abuse Policy of the Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families (GOCYF), produces a snapshot of substance abuse consumption behaviors and their associated consequences on a yearly basis. This report is concerned with an examination of the most salient and timely findings of concern to policymakers, policy analysts, and other interested parties surrounding the prevention of substance abuse; the treatment services utilized and needed by those suffering from addiction; and the enforcement efforts aimed at combating the sale and use of illicit drugs. This snapshot centers on Arizona’s most pressing substance abuse related- issues, which can be broadly divided into three categories: alcohol, methamphetamine, and emerging issues.

Time to Talk Kit
Whether you're a parent, relative, or mentor to a child, there are going to be times when you need help discussing issues both big and small. That's why we've created this Talk Kit. With ideas on how to start talking, scripts on what to say, and tips for answering tough questions, this kit can help you keep the child in your life healthy and drug-free. 
Please visit www.TimeToTalk.org for more information.
ALERT: Synthetic Marijuana - Spice (K2) Fact Sheet
Fact Sheet for Spice (K2) Synthetic Marijuana


Spice/K2 is a legal substance marketed since 2006 as a dried, herbal blend for use as incense. However, people are smoking the incense because it produces a high similar to marijuana, but of longer duration. The incense is sprayed with JWH-018, a synthetic THC, before it is packaged for sale. This spray is reportedly an "analgesic chemical which acts as a cannabinoid."

Tips for Parents on Keeping Kids Drug Free

Research shows that recent trends in youth drug use have stabilized; however, the rates of use remain at high levels. It has been shown that the earlier drug use is initiated, the more likely a person is to develop drug problems later in life. Youth substance abuse may lead to many other problems that affect not only the child, but also the child’s family and community. Parents are the most important role models in their children’s lives. What you say and do about drugs matters a lot when it comes to the choices your children make.

CESAR Fax on 21st Birthday Drinking

More Than Two-Thirds of College Students Who Celebrated Their 21st Birthday with Alcohol Drank More Than They Anticipated; Average of 12 Drinks Actually Consumed, Compared to 7 Anticipated...

The Surgeon General's Call To Action: To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking

When it comes to tackling public health problems, knowledge is power. When people have the facts and the right tools, they can take action. This guide gives you the knowledge and tools you need to take action against underage drinking. It tells you about underage alcohol use and the damage it can do. And, it suggests ways you can end underage drinking in your community and across the country.

Intervention eBook - What to do if your child is drinking or using drugs
Find answers to the following questions:
  • What is a drug or alcohol Intervention?
  • How do I know for sure if my teen is using?
  • How should I prepare for a talk with my child?
  • How do I make sure the talk is productive?
  • What if my child needs outside help?

Arizona Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Directory
February 2010

Community-Based Substance Abuse Coalitions Coalitions are made up of sectors of a community, in which each group retains its identity but all agree to work together toward the common goal of a safe, healthy and drug-free community. Coalitions have deep connections to the local community and serve as catalysts for reducing local substance abuse rates. Community coalitions are not prevention programs or traditional human service organizations that provide direct services. Rather they are directed by local residents and sector representatives who have a genuine voice in determining the best strategies to address local problems (CADCA, 2009).

It Sure Beats Sitting in a Cell

Do you think you might have a drinking problem? Take a look at this pamphlet containing stories of people who discovered they did, and found help in AA.

A New York Times Newspaper in Education Curriculum Guide: Early Action Against Teen Drug Use

On this site you will find an 84-page educator’s guide developed for use with high school students. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer in order to view and download the lessons, worksheets and appendix. The material is formatted to correspond to the printed guide, so you can easily print out the pages you want.

CultureCard: A Guide to Build Cultural Awareness - American Indian and Alaska Native

The purpose of this guide is to provide basic information for Federal disaster responders and other service providers who may be deployed or otherwise assigned to provide or coordinate services in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.
This guide is intended to serve as a general briefing to enhance cultural competence while providing services to AI/AN communities. (Cultural competence is defined as the ability to function effectively in the context of cultural differences.) A more specific orientation or training should be provided by a member of the particular AI/AN community.

VIOLENT MEDIA EXPOSURE HAS A NEGATIVE EFFECT ON YOUR CHILD’S BRAIN

You probably think that the video game your child is playing every afternoon isn’t affecting their behavior. Think again. Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine recently conducted a study that demonstrated otherwise.

The Abuse of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs Brochure 

Teens are abusing some prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs to get high. This includes painkillers, such as those drugs prescribed after surgery; depressants, such as sleeping pills or anti-anxiety drugs; and stimulants, such as those drugs prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Teens are also abusing over-the-counter drugs, such as cough and cold remedies. Every day, 2,500 youth age 12 to 17 abuse a pain reliever for the very first time. More teens abuse prescription drugs than any illicit drug except marijuana. In 2006, more than 2.1 million teens ages 12 to 17 reported abusing prescription drugs. Among 12- and 13-year-olds, prescription drugs are their drug of choice.

Do You Speak Teen Stand Up
DAILY MANTRAS FOR KEEPING YOUR TEEN DRUG-FREE

Teens may be a hard study, but knowing more about their world and the influences around them will help you connect better with your teen.
Research shows that parental monitoring is effective in reducing risky behaviors among teens. In fact, teens who are not regularly monitored by their parents are four times more likely to use illicit drugs.1 And while 80% of parents believe that alcohol and marijuana are not available at the parties their teens attend, 50% of teen partygoers attend parties where alcohol, drugs or both are available.

Los Angeles Times Addiction Center Article

At addiction centers, longer treatment programs are proving key to ending the relapse-rehab cycle Thirty days' treatment is the norm, but more facilities are offering programs to patients that extend to 45 days, 90 days and even longer. 

http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-he-addiction10-2008nov10,0,1225784.story

An Introduction to Mutual Support Groups for Alcohol and Drug Abuse 

Mutual support (also called self-help) groups are an important part of recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs). Mutual support groups exist both for persons with an SUD and for their families or significant others and are one of the choices an individual has during the recovery process. This issue of Substance Abuse in Brief Fact Sheet will help healthcare and social service providers understand the effect of mutual support groups on recovery, become familiar with the different types of mutual support groups available, and make informed referrals to such groups.

A Teachers Guide to Meth

Suggested Activities for Middle and High School Students Within the Teacher’s Guide you will find various activities to assist you in educating students about meth.

Meth Stories

A booklet with stories from 40 people about how meth affected their lives.

General Meth Destroys Brochure

A small brochure with general information on Meth, it's effects on your body, and what you can do to help stop it's use.

Meth Destroys Pamphlet

A Pamphlet geared toward adults describing what Meth is, how it affects you, your family, your community and what you can do to stop it's use.

Anatomy of a Meth User Poster

Poster describing symptoms of meth use and the effect they can have on your body.

Meth in the Workplace Poster

Poster with information on signs employers should look for, effects meth can have on people at work, and why employees should not use Meth.

Meth Bugs Poster

Poster showing what Meth can make you do to your skin.

Meth Mouth Poster

Poster showing the effects of Meth Use on your teeth.

Substance Abuse Treatment Pamphlet

A guide to Resources & Services for Friends & Family, Treatment Facilities, Community Recovery & Support Organizations & Groups in Arizona

CW6 Meth - video

A video with testimonials from Adults and teens who have overcome the addiction to meth, and from those still working to overcome it's highly addictive effects. 23:55 Minutes Long

"Crash" Commercial - video

A commercial where a teen girl describes what she wishes she'd done instead of going to a party where she first smoked Meth.

A Parents Guide to the Teen Brain

Who is this Kid? Why Does Your Teen Do That? What Can You Do?
New discoveries about adolescent brain development provide insights about teens and risky behaviors as well as new ideas and tips on what parents can say and do when talking with their teens about the risks of drugs and alcohol.

Arizona Youth Survey 2006 - Prescription Drug Fact Sheet

The Arizona Youth Survey 2006 is a PDF with detailed information focusing on Prescription Drug use among high school students. The study was done in 2006 and published in 2008.

Meth 101 Video - Windows Media Format

A 25 minuet Video about the basics of Meth, How it is used, Signs of Use, Effects with experiences from real people.