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10/14/2013 6:00:00 AM
MATFORCE unveils new drug prevention program for youth

MATFORCE announces its new drug prevention program for youth, families and schools called "Don't Get Me Started" (DGMS). The K-8 grade program includes many great ideas on making healthy choices so kids 'don't get started' on a path of experimentation that leads to drug and alcohol abuse.

Kids who don't abuse drugs or alcohol are much more likely to be happy and successful in school and as adults.

Parents, youth and educators are invited to use the new website. Youth will find videos and games on the website. Parents can help play the games, read talking tips and find resources. Schools can request speakers and resources to use in the classroom. For more information visit

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Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Article comment by: just a thought

I question the logic behind a kids game on a drug themed website of any kind. Some children might never be introduced to drugs without someones help, so thanks to Matforce for telling our children about drugs early and often. Plant the seeds when they are younger, and they will start wondering sooner, but be sure to lie and exaggerate when you're telling them drugs are naughty. Do that and your drug enforcement jobs are secured forever.

The other day I saw a drug poster on the side of a school bus. It was going in the opposite direction and I all could make out was the word "DRUGS" which jumped right out of the middle of the poster in great big bold letters. Great advertising strategy. Thanks but no thanks Matforce. You leave our kids alone.

Posted: Monday, October 14, 2013
Article comment by: Born and Raised

I agree 100% with O. Delilah and Ex Patriot. The only way to deter kids from using drugs is to have a replacement. If these kids don't have anything to do, what do you expect? Cut the funding for music in schools, clubs, sports, extracurricular activities etc. I guarantee that the cost is much more in the end. Stop ruining peoples lives because of silly mistakes that were made in their youth. Lets make Prescott a better place. Cut the funding for MATFARCE!

Posted: Monday, October 14, 2013
Article comment by: O. Delilah

This is by no means a scientific study, but my own observations and personal experience indicate that kids who don't get suspended or expelled for using or possessing drugs are more likely to be successful in school, and people who don't get raided, arrested, jailed, treated and/or imprisoned are more likely to be happy. In fact, my knowledge of history seems to suggest that countless generations of human beings have been both successful and happy without any help from drug-obsessed public servants.

Posted: Monday, October 14, 2013
Article comment by: Ex Patriot

"Kids who don't abuse drugs or alcohol are much more likely to be happy and successful in school and as adults"? Says who? The people who have spent their careers creating broken families? The ones who brought us zero tolerance policies? MATForce is an arm of law enforcement. I suggest that the only users of illegal drugs they come in contact with are the ones who have been caught and punished -- the ones who have been expelled from school, saddled with felonies, barred from gainful employment, branded, labeled and ostracized. None of those things are a consequence of using drugs. They are a direct consequence of drug laws. Laws which, by the way, have caused more death and destruction than any drug ever made, while not making even a dent in drug use. It's almost like death and destruction was always the whole point.

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