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
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…
Hope for Tomorrow: The Intersection of Suicide and Addiction
This month’s guest blog is from Amy Dolinky with Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network. Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Recovery Month are approaching in September, and I would like to brings the light the connection between these two topics. Individuals with substance use disorders are ten times more likely to die by suicide than their peers…
MDC is Seeking YMDC Advisory Committee Members!
We are seeking YMDC Advisory Committee Members! What is YMDC Advisory Committee and why do we have one? Our Advisory Committee serves a vital role in helping our Youth Metro Drug Coalition exist and thrive. This group of individuals provides support to MDC staff and YMDC members and serves as professional mentors. We believe the…
How MDC Changed Me
My time at MDC has been one of learning and growth for me as an individual and as a member of the Knoxville community. I have come to value being informed about how our community is being impacted by the actions our state and federal government is taking against the disease of addiction….