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Walk Away From Drugs 10/27/21

Join us on October 27th for our 3rd annual Walk Away from Drugs. This is a free community event to bring awareness, support, and resources around the topic of substance use. Please see the flyer below for details.

All community members are invited to join us for our annual WAFD to support prevention and recovery from mental health & substance use disorders.
The walk begins at Parcel on McCulloch Blvd. (Formerly known as Springberg-McAndrew Park) Participants will begin lining up at 5 pm and the walk will officially begin at 5:30 pm.

Participants will walk in a giant loop along Querio, up Mesquite Ave to McCulloch, and we will end back at the park. The walk is less than a mile
There will be many community resources available and information booths.
Food provided by La Carcacha taco truck.

For more event information, please see our Facebook event page :


Coalition looking for members

Jan. 2, 2018

Number of children using drugs and alcohol unacceptable

YADAH coalition members will be meeting Jan. 8.

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Arizona – The Young Adult Development Association of Havasu coalition is dedicated to reducing and preventing opioid, illicit drug, and alcohol use among the resident youth.

The coalition, which is seeking members, will be meeting Jan. 8, 5:30 p.m., at the YADAH office located in the Shops at Lake Havasu mall, suite D430, behind PetSmart.

“There comes a point when people need to stop waiting for others to address a problem,” said Zen Mocarski, community development coordinator with the partnership. “The abuse and misuse of prescription pain killers, illicit drugs, and alcohol is a problem that won’t magically go away.”

The majority of students in the Lake Havasu area do not use alcohol or drugs, but the numbers remain worrisome.

“More than a third of 12th graders admitted to consuming alcohol in the 30 days prior to a survey, almost a quarter had smoked marijuana, and nearly one in 10 had taken opioids,” Mocarski said. “And they are starting younger. Alcohol had been consumed by 17 percent of 8th-grade respondents and 11 percent had used marijuana.”

The number one reason given for using drugs or alcohol was to have fun.

The YADAH meeting will include the election of officers along with planning the first “Do Hobbies, Not Habits” event at the mall in April. Those interested in learning more about the coalition can visit yadahlhc.org.

For more information, contact Zen Mocarski (928) 421-9525 or Cheryl Clark (928) 605-9624. Or email Zenon@azyp.org or Cheryl@azyp.org.