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
Fentanyl: The Uprising Opioid
As the opioid epidemic continues to rise, news outlets, the community and politicians have focused their attention on heroin and opioids. However, now as a society we need to be focusing on a newer drug taking lives everyday, fentanyl. This synthetic opioid is similar to heroin but 50-100 times more potent. In some forms, fentanyl…
MDC Welcomes New Media Relations Intern
Metro Drug Coalition is pleased to introduce our fall media relations intern, Cara Hunter. Cara is currently a sophomore at the University of Tennessee, pursuing a degree in public relations and minoring in business administration. In addition to her internship, Cara spends a lot of her time as the New Member Educator for Phi Mu…
Bring NAS Awareness To Your Community
Over the last decade, opioid use in the United States and Tennessee has rapidly increased, causing an alarming number of babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). According to the Tennessee Department of Health, in 2016, 991 babies were born with NAS in Tennessee. NAS occurs when pregnant women take prescription medications or other drugs,…