Illicit Fentanyl Pills Circulating in Arizona
Illicit fentanyl that mimics common medications like aspirin and Xanax are in our communities!
Fentanyl is Dangerous & Deadly
Illicit fentanyl is dangerous and 100+ times more powerful than morphine. The pills being found in the community have no visible indication as to their contents. It is important to remember that even a small dose of fentanyl can cause the user to overdose or die and such incidents have increased in Arizona in recent months.
You Can Help
Naloxone (brand name, Narcan®) is an opioid antagonist that can reverse an opioid overdose. Naloxone is available without a prescription at local pharmacies or free through local health departments and prevention coalitions. We encourage community members to obtain naloxone, particularly if a family member is using opioid drugs whether through a legal prescription or due to a use disorder.
For more information visit OpioidOD.com
Proposition 207 Passed in Arizona
Tips for Talking with Your Children About It
Legalization of recreational marijuana is now a reality in Arizona. History from other states that have gone before Arizona tells us that parents should be concerned about pre-teen, teen and young adult marijuana use. In Arizona, the average age of first marijuana use is 13. Given that young age of first use, MATFORCE suggests talking with kids as young as 11 about marijuana and the recent election result.
Facts About Prop 207 that Most Impact Youth
- Must be 21 to purchase at a retail outlet.
- All forms of marijuana are legal - edibles, waxes, flowers, tinctures, etc.
- Advertising on TB, radio, billboards and online social media platforms is allowed.
For additional talking tips about marijuana, read this marijuana talk kit.
Introduction to our Initiatives
21 or Too Young
21 Or Too Young is the promise that you can achieve your wildest dreams without the crutch of alcohol before the legal age limit. It is the pledge to yourself that you are above binge drinking and potential alcoholism.
Support Your Kids' Interests
Support Your Kids’ Interests is a community-based campaign that target marijuana use among youth ages 11 to 15. The initiative asks that children and adults pledge to help prevent marijuana use among the youth.
Social Host Ordinace
Tempe is the first city in the East Valley to pass the Social Host Ordinance. Under the ordinance, anyone providing alcohol to a person younger than 21 can be held responsible.
Thanks to funding from the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family, the Coalition is able to provide resources, awareness and education on prescription drug misuse.
Tempe Coalition Partners
Tempe Coalition on the Radio!
Who We Are
The Tempe Coalition is comprised of local residents and professionals who live and work in the community and work to collectively improve the City of Tempe by advocating for the reduction of youth risk behaviors among Tempe youth.
The Coalition is made up members who represent a wide range of community sectors including: business, media, law enforcement, schools, substance use providers, youth, parents, youth serving organizations, civic groups, healthcare professionals, governmental agencies and faith based organizations.
If you live or work in Tempe and care about our youth, come join us!
All Tempe youth are living at their full potential.
Reduce youth risk behaviors and promote health and wellness through awareness, education, advocacy and connecting to community resources.