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
Kick Butts Day is This Wednesday!
Kick Butts Day is this Wednesday, March 21, 2018. This is a national day used to empower youth around the country to be educated and take control of the activism against tobacco use. Kick Butt Day is organized by the campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids which is a non-profit that does not receive funding from the…
Addiction is a Disease, How Can You Help?
Terms such as addiction and substance abuse are often used interchangeably, and although it is agreed that we should support individuals who struggle with such issues, there is uncertainty on how we classify the issue. Much of the controversy first lies in why engaging in a possibly harmful activity is a choice, but addiction is…
ACEs, How Childhood Experiences Can Influence Your Life
When treatment tactics are implemented with individuals struggling with substance misuse including alcohol and drugs, professionals cannot ignore addressing underlying issues. One reoccurring theme linked to addictive behaviors or the misuse of substances is Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). ACEs have many distinct parts that can influence an individual for years to come. ACEs fall into…