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
“10 Takes Back”: WBIR and MDC Host Medication Take Back Event
On Friday, July 28, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Metro Drug Coalition and WBIR Channel 10 will host “10 Takes Back,” a medication take back event. The event will take place at WBIR’s station, located at 1513 Bill Williams Ave. in North Knoxville. Participants can either pull up in their cars or walk up…
Dealing with Multiple Health Disorders
Over 43 million adults in the U.S. experience mental illness each year, with nearly 8 million of those people also suffer from a substance use disorder. Addiction is difficult to experience in any form, but when paired with other disorders, it becomes even more challenging. Comorbidity, or also known as Co-Occurring disorders, occurs when…
Naloxone 101: What You Need to Know
This is a guest blog written by MDC coalition member, Brittany Hong. If you are interested in submitting a guest blog, please email Deborah Crouse at firstname.lastname@example.org. In 2016, drug overdose deaths have been estimated, based on preliminary data by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, to reach 65,000. That’s more than HIV/AIDS at the…