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
Timeline of the Opioid Epidemic in Tennessee
Everyone has heard about the opioid epidemic in Tennessee, but how exactly did it become so widespread? The Tennessean has developed a detailed timeline of the opioid crisis in the state, and here is the summary of the report: The Food and Drug Administration approved the drug Oxycotin, which includes the active ingredient oxycodone, for…
What Are Recovery Programs?
Seeking help for addiction can be intimidating, but taking that step toward recovery helps individuals lead healthier lives. With the right kind of support and treatment, successful recovery is possible. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration defines recovery as “a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live…
Talking with Teens
During summer months, teenagers are at an increased risk to begin using drugs and alcohol. As we enter the month of June this week, we want to encourage parents to watch for warning signs of substance use and talk with their teens about the issue. So what are the warning signs? Signs of potential…