Parents Commission on Drug Education & Prevention
Through the Drug Treatment and Education Fund, established by A.R.S. §13-901.02, GOYFF oversees programming that increases and enhances parental involvement and increases education about the severe risks and public health problems caused by the abuse of alcohol and controlled substances.
With the implementation of the five-step Strategic Prevention Framework from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), GOYFF has partnered with organizations across the state to provide trauma-informed and culturally competent substance abuse prevention programming that aims to decrease marijuana and underage drinking misuse and abuse by current or former foster youth ages 9-20 and their caregivers.
The overarching goal of the Arizona State Opioid Response (SOR) project is to increase access to Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) treatment, coordinated and integrated care, recovery support services, and prevention activities to reduce the prevalence of OUD and opioid-related overdose deaths.
Through the Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG) awarded by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), organizations develop and implement evidence-based drug prevention programs that provide screening and assessment of behavioral health and substance abuse, opportunities for increased engagement of healthy youth, and drug education for adults and families.