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Dispose of Unused Medicine Properly

Anderson County now has 4 convenient permanent medicine disposal bins!

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    Join us at the Anderson County Fair

    ASAP is please to partner with the Anderson County Fair and the Demolition Derby to promote the message of the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, “Drive Drunk, Get Nailed.”  The Demolition Derby will begin at 7:30pm on Friday, July 18th.  Thanks to ASAP’s sponsors including TopShelf Responsible Beverage Service, Ridgeview Behavioral Health Services, David A. Vudragovich […]

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    FAQs: Permanent Medicine Disposal Bins

    Now that we have 4 permanent medicine disposal bins for Anderson County residents to easily and properly dispose of their unwanted, unused or expired medicines we wanted to make sure that everyone had all the information they needed to feel comfortable using the bins.  Here are some frequently asked questions and answers regarding the bins. […]

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    Governor, Commissioners Announce Strategic Plan To Tackle Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

    Agencies Work Together to Educate Public, Reduce Incidents  NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam joined Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) Commissioner E. Douglas Varney and others today to announce “Prescription for Success,” the state’s plan to prevent and treat prescription drug abuse in Tennessee. Prescription drug abuse is a pervasive, multi-dimensional issue […]

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    Tips for Hosting Safe Parties for Teens

    Parents play a major role in their children’s choices about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.  Parents have more influence over their child than friends, music, TV, the Internet and celebrities.  Kids who learn a lot about the risks of drugs and alcohol from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use than those […]

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    12th Graders Perceived Risk of Marijuana Use at Lowest Level Since 1978

    According to the most recent data from the national Monitoring the Future (MTF) study, the percentage of 12th grade students who perceive regular marijuana use to be a great risk continues to decrease.  After peaking in the early 1990s, the perceived risk of physical or other harm from regular marijuana use decreased for a few […]

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