A healthy and safe community, free of substance misuse.
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
7th Annual Community Champion Awards
Do you know someone who is making Knoxville a safer and healthier place to live? Nominate them for MDC’s 7th Annual Community Champion Awards! Nominate: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BCDQSGR The Community Champion Awards is a time for MDC to recognize community leaders who are making Knoxville a safer and healthier place to live! The event will be at The…
2019 Mayors’ All4Knox Summit
Join us at the 2019 Mayors’ All4Knox Summit where we will connect numerous community sectors and design meaningful solutions to address substance misuse as one community. Following the guidance set forth by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a national substance misuse prevention agency, we will divide the community into sectors to design…
MDC Welcomes New Summer Intern
Metro Drug Coalition is pleased to welcome our summer media relations intern, Caroline Prifti. Caroline is a rising senior in the College of Communications at the University of Tennessee, majoring in public relations. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career working in a nonprofit organization or in a public relations firm. Caroline is an…
Grandparents as Parents
For centuries, grandparents have been a stabilizing factor for families. Through wars, famine, and disease and in times of great need, grandparents have stepped in to raise their grandchildren. Today the opioid crisis has brought grandparents and other relatives back into the role of surrogate parents throughout the United States. Nationally, there are over 2.6 million…