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
MDC Welcomes Spring Intern
Metro Drug Coalition is pleased to welcome our spring media relations intern, April Damron. April is a sophomore in the College of Communications at the University of Tennessee, majoring in public relations. In addition to her internship and classes, April is an active member in her Panhellenic sorority, Kappa Delta, and serves on the fundraiser…
Media Relations Intern Reflects on Time at MDC
This blog was written by MDC’s intern, Cara Hunter. Cara is a sophomore at UT. After 10 short weeks, my internship with Metro Drug Coalition is sadly coming to an end. This past fall semester, I had the pleasure of serving as the Media Relations Intern under Deborah Crouse, the Media Relations and Project Director…
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…