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Medical Examiner Releases Drug-Related Death Report

The Knox County Regional Forensic Center released its 2016 Drug-Related Death Report for Anderson and Knox Counties. The report shows the number of drug-related deaths in Anderson and Knox Counties increased more than 25% from 2016 to 2016. Fentanyl has increased in prevalence as the cause of drug-related deaths, although prescription drugs are still frequently […]

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Tips for how you can make your place of worship a recovery friendly community

  October 23-31, 2017 is Red Ribbon Week.  The red ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.  The I AM ONE is one such activity happening right now throughout Anderson County.  Please join in and proclaim “I AM ONE who will be proactive against […]

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I AM ONE Campaign Launched in Anderson County

  Clinton, TN – On September 8, 2017, the Anderson County community came together to celebrate the work that has been done to reduce underage drinking and launch the I AM ONE campaign to the entire community.   The I AM ONE campaign was created by a collaboration among the Anderson County Underage Drinking Task […]

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Faith-Based Community Forum

October 3rd, 6:00pm to 8:00 pm, Main Street Baptist Church The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is presenting at Main Street Baptist Church in Rocky Top, on October 3. This forum is part of a state-wide initiative to provide churches and the faith community support and resources to help them understand how to incorporate […]

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Guidelines for Best Practice

  The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services developed a substance use tool guide to help establish best practices for medical professionals.   This tool guide contains information and resources  pertaining to substance use disorders. The document aligns with initiatives of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:   Increasing awareness and understanding of substance use;   Promoting […]

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