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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
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…
#GivingTuesday: Donate to Metro Drug Coalition
Although Thanksgiving is a day of food, family, and most importantly, thankfulness, over the past few years, the holiday has been overshadowed by commercialism and consumerism due to post-Thanksgiving activities. As the years go by, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have gained more attention from consumers. In 2012, the Belfer Center for Innovation…
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…