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
Open Letter from a Child of an Alcoholic
This is a guest blog written by MDC coalition member, Nita Privette. My name is Nita Privette and I am an adult child of an alcoholic. Is that the way I would introduce myself in an Al-anon meeting? I’ve never been to one but probably should have. The impact my daddy’s alcoholism has had on…
MDC is Hiring!
Metro Drug Coalition Lifeline Regional Director About Metro Drug Coalition is the only non-profit agency in Knoxville that offers community-directed, family-driven and youth-focused strategies to prevent substance abuse. MDC works to mobilize the entire community against the abuse of alcohol and other drugs. The Lifeline Project was established to reduce stigma related to the disease…
Join the Conversation for National Prevention Week
A healthier, safer community starts with a conversation. To start that conversation, MDC is helping promote National Prevention Week, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). National Prevention Week, which takes place May 14-20, is an annual event that focuses on raising awareness around mental health and substance use disorders. Through…