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 To Love Someone Struggling with an Addictive Disease
This blog was written by MDC staff member, Jason Goodman. Thank you for having a heart to serve those struggling with addiction. First, Love yourself. Families often struggle in the grips of the pain and misery that active addiction can bring. Loving someone through these specific times are some of the most painful situations that…
It’s Quittin’ Time in Tennessee!
This week, February 5-9, is Tennessee Quit week, a campaign sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Health that celebrates and promotes ending the use of tobacco products by Tennesseans. The week is used as a platform to raise awareness for the Tennessee Tobacco Quitline 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) and other free resources available to help individuals stop…
NIDA’s National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week
The National Institute on Drug Abuse in partnership with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism holds a sponsored week-long event for American teens to learn the real facts and impacts of drug and alcohol abuse. National Drug and Alcohol Fact week is January 22 – January 28. This event was created with the…