A healthy and safe community, free of substance abuse.
Improve the health of the greater Knoxville community by reducing the use of alcohol and drugs through policy, systems and environment change.
How we are making a difference
How MDC Changed Me
My time at MDC has been one of learning and growth for me as an individual and as a member of the Knoxville community. I have come to value being informed about how our community is being impacted by the actions our state and federal government is taking against the disease of addiction….
Support Systems, an Integral Part of Recovery
For individuals struggling with the disease of addiction, it may be hard for them to picture living a sober, clean life. Throughout a normal day, there can be numerous pitfalls and temptations that could result in a relapse of substance abuse. A huge component of an individual’s continued sober-living is the strength of the support…
How to Properly Manage Stress in School
High school and college students are arriving at the toughest times of their semester, finals. Assignments, tests and expectations to excel in all areas are surrounding students from all directions. With all of this pressure and stress, students may be tempted to use substances to boost their performance. The ‘study-drug’ Epidemic Sweeping Schools, an article from…