A healthy and safe community, free of substance misuse.
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
2019 Mayors’ All4Knox Summit
Join us at the 2019 Mayors’ All4Knox Summit where we will connect numerous community sectors and design meaningful solutions to address substance misuse as one community. Following the guidance set forth by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a national substance misuse prevention agency, we will divide the community into sectors to design…
MDC Welcomes New Summer Intern
Metro Drug Coalition is pleased to welcome our summer media relations intern, Caroline Prifti. Caroline is a rising senior in the College of Communications at the University of Tennessee, majoring in public relations. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career working in a nonprofit organization or in a public relations firm. Caroline is an…
Grandparents as Parents
For centuries, grandparents have been a stabilizing factor for families. Through wars, famine, and disease and in times of great need, grandparents have stepped in to raise their grandchildren. Today the opioid crisis has brought grandparents and other relatives back into the role of surrogate parents throughout the United States. Nationally, there are over 2.6 million…
Hope for Tomorrow: The Intersection of Suicide and Addiction
This month’s guest blog is from Amy Dolinky with Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network. Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Recovery Month are approaching in September, and I would like to brings the light the connection between these two topics. Individuals with substance use disorders are ten times more likely to die by suicide than their peers…