Funded since 2011 by the Drug Free Communities Support Program (White House Office of National Drug Control Policy)
In existence since 1987
More than 75 members on the Coalition representing a broad array of community sectors: business, schools, law enforcement, media, faith based, youth serving organizations, parents, youth and others.
Been addressing mainly youth alcohol and marijuana abuse with a focus on the fact that nearly half of all Tempe teens get alcohol at parties and that 75% of Tempe teens see little or no harm to using marijuana
But, this year we have added in prescription drug misuse as we know that the majority of overdoses of opioids in Tempe are 20-29 year olds and that 1 in 6 Tempe teens have taken prescription drugs not prescribed for them according to the 2018 Arizona Youth Survey.
The Coalition focuses on prevention and education for the community and our coalition members. Prevention works!
We are proud to partner with the City & Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department to bring you this training
We will be continuing to offer these Lunch N Learn opportunities this year throughout the Tempe business community to inform Tempe on a variety of subjects: youth substance use, how parents can talk to their youth about drugs, adolescent brain development, trauma informed care and many other subjects…
If you would like more information on our Lunch & Learn’s or believe that you know someone who would make a great presenter, please contact Hilary Cummings at Hilary_Cummings@tempe.gov