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Babies Are Not Born Addicted

Babies exposed to drugs are clinically diagnosed as drug dependent – Why terminology mattersAnderson County, TN, February 2019 – When pregnant women take prescription medications or other drugs, their baby may be born drug-dependent. This is not the same...

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2019 Ally of the Year

Candidates Across Anderson County Compete for 2019 Ally of the Year   Press Release, Clinton, TN February 2019 — As one of ASAP of Anderson’s largest fundraisers, Ally of the Year has become a fun, competitive race where members of the community,...

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Advocacy in D.C.

ASAP of Anderson Meets with Senators Alexander and Blackburn, Representative Fleischmann in D.C. Press Release, Clinton, TN February 2019 - Coalition members and staff from ASAP of Anderson travelled to Washington D.C. this week to join over 2,800...

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Thank you Molly Scarbrough

ASAP of Anderson Thanks Mollie Scarbrough for Six Years of Service Press Release, Clinton, TN January 2019 — ASAP of Anderson thanks Mollie Hoskins Scarbrough for her service on the ASAP of Anderson Board of Directors for the last six years. She joined...

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Recent Happenings

Wow! ASAP has had a whirlwind of a quarter. We think the pictures will speak louder than words this time. Community members gather to celebrate the launch of the first Family Drug Treatment Court in Anderson County, named R2: Resilience and Recovery Coalition members...

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Member Spotlight

Brandon is a coalition and committee member for ASAP of Anderson. After joining ASAP in 2017, Brandon jumped right in to our prevention efforts. He is the current Chair of ASAP’s Red Ribbon Week Committee and served as Co-Chair for the 50/50 Raffle and...

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Substance Data Bytes

In September 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared youth vaping an epidemic. The FDA Commissioner says the agency is halting sales of flavored electronic cigarettes if major manufacturers can’t prove they are doing enough to keep...

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From the Director

The Issue of Stigma and Substance Use Disorder The stigma of substance use disorder is an issue that has been propagated for decades. Stigma negatively affects a person and is a serious public health issue. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, stigma...

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ASAP Updates

Join one of our new Event Committees!   ASAP Coalition members recently voted to establish a new committee structure for events and fundraisers that ASAP participates in every year. We previously had one committee outside the coalition at-large – the...

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Recent Happenings at ASAP
Recent Happenings at ASAP

ASAP Volunteer John Kelsey and Staffer Jennifer Burnette with Kim Lay and K9 Al at Drug Awareness Day   A lot of fantastic volunteers have given their time to support ASAP events the past couple of months. Since our last newsletter, ASAP has participated in DEA...

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FROM THE DIRECTOR: FDA APPROVES EPIDOLEX®

    FDA APPROVES EPIDOLEX®, A PURIFIED FORM OF CBD: HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER CBD PRODUCTS?     The last week of June, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidolex®, a cannabidiol (CBD) oral solution to treat seizures...

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Substance Misuse Bytes
Substance Misuse Bytes

You may have noticed the increasing trend of vape pens and e-cigarettes coming on the market. With increased marketing and availability, often comes increased use, especially among adolescents. Many of you may be thinking, “But, aren’t vape pens just water? Should we...

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What You Need to Know

  Restorative Yoga as an Alternative for Pain Management     In the U.S., we are often familiar with yoga for stretching, strength building and balance. All yoga has good qualities, but why consider restorative yoga? Because many of us are exhausted....

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New Advocacy Page!
New Advocacy Page!

Take a few moments and check out our new Advocacy page under Resources. We've provided the most recent substance misuse White Papers as well as a video presentation provided by our very own Stephanie Strutner. In this presentation, Stephanie talks about the...

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From The Director
From The Director

  VOLUNTEERS ARE OUR MOST IMPORTANT COMMUNITY RESOURCE   Activist, scholar, and professor Marjorie Moore once said "Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote everyday about the...

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Recent Happenings
Recent Happenings

  It's been a busy start to 2018 for ASAP of Anderson. In late January, Main Street Baptist Church in Clinton hosted a Faith Forum night to educate their congregation and others about the role of the faith community in preventing substance misuse and supporting...

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