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The Metropolitan Drug Commission provides substance abuse prevention resources for families, teachers, businesses, faith leaders and physicians in Knoxville. We are the only local non-profit solely dedicated to evidence-based drug prevention.
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Recent News


Announcing the “Our Lives. Our Health. Our Future.” Video Contest!


Video ContestHigh school students (public or private) in grades 9-12 were invited to produce 30 second Public Service Announcements (PSA) addressing prescription drug abuse, underage drinking and/or tobacco use. The students aim to reach other teens.


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Dispose of old medications this weekend

pillsPrescription drug abuse is America’s fastest growing substance abuse issue. To overcome this problem, MDC encourages everyone to properly dispose of their old medications.

Take your old, unused or expired prescriptions to the next collection event this Friday and Saturday, January 31 – February 1 from 9 AM-3 PM during the Healthy Living Expo at the Knoxville Convention Center. Only personal medications will be accepted.

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Join us for our coalition retreat on Jan. 28!

We want you as a member of our drug-free coalition. We are holding our annual coalition planning retreat next week at the MDC offices from 2-5 PM. Make your voice heard and help us decide what projects to work on in 2014. For more information, contact Aly Taylor at 588-5550.


Happy holidays from MDC!

Holidays are a joyful time for many people. For others, they are filled with family discord, painful memories and difficult emotions. If you or a loved one is struggling with alcoholism or other addictions, it can be prime time for relapse.

Before the celebrations begin, check out our safe party planning and tips on staying sober. Merry Christmas!



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