Verde Valley AZ (February 12, 2019) – MATFORCE in partnership with area law enforcement and other community organizations will be hosting Stand with Me, Be Drug Free ® week February 25 – March 2, 2019.
Stand with Me, Be Drug Free ® is a community campaign that celebrates the fact that a majority of people in Yavapai County do not abuse drugs and alcohol. It also emphasizes the importance of youth prevention. 9 of 10 individuals who struggle with addiction began using drugs and alcohol as a teenager.
To celebrate the week, hundreds of businesses and organizations will be displaying a “We are a Drug Free Organization” sign. Area schools will be participating through youth contests and other Stand with Me, Be Drug Free ® activities. Multiple town and city councils are reading a Stand with Me, Be Drug Free proclamation.
Community members are also invited to attend the “Walk with Me, Be Drug Free” event at Mortimer Farms on Saturday, March 2. The walk is free and begins at 10 a.m. The event will include a one mile family walk, vendors and other family activities.
The Stand with Me, Be Drug Free ® campaign was developed to meet MATFORCE’s mission of building healthier communities. For more information on Stand with Me, Be Drug Free ® please contact MATFORCE at 928 708 0100 or go to www.matforce.org.