Today, MDC’s Community Coalition is comprised of more than 80 individuals throughout Knoxville engaging 12 sectors of the community including: law enforcement, government, youth serving organizations, treatment programs, healthcare facilities, faith-based groups, local businesses, schools, parents and the recovery community.
Substance misuse prevention plays an important role in the health of our community. It improves individuals quality of life and saves people from the destruction of drug use. Prevention is most effective when members of the community work together to create a safe environment that will sustain for future generations. Coalition members are encouraged to participate on subcommittees that address more specific substance misuse issues. Subcommittees coordinate a variety of projects and activities throughout the year that support our mission.