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Mental Health Resources and Suicide Awareness Month

In Tennessee alone, 1220 people died by suicide in 2019 according to a 2021 state report. In the same year, Tennessee’s death by suicide per 100,000 people was 29% higher than the country. Anderson County and ASAP of Anderson are committed to the fight against suicide...

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Meet Gabriella, Our Communications Intern!

  To wrap up our Intern Introduction series, we have our Communications Intern, Gabriella Llanos. Gabriella is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is a current bachelor's degree candidate at The University of Tennessee studying Public Administration and Political...

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Meet Haley, Our Youth Coordinator Intern!

As a new season approaches that marks the start of some new interns! We’ve chosen to ask our interns some questions to help our community get to know the people working for them and the safety of Anderson County. To kick off our new Intern Introduction Series, our...

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ASAP Welcomes YAC Students

As kids return to school for the fall semester, with a mixture of expectation and apprehension that every adult remembers well enough, another year of ASAP’s Youth Ambassador Coalition kicks into high gear. ASAP of Anderson prides itself on being a coalition-led drug...

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Meet Our New Executive Director!

  As you may know, ASAP of Anderson hired a new executive director this summer. Shayla Wilson is a native of Clinton, Tennessee and a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a major in Kinesiology. She continued her education at Lincoln Memorial...

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Drug-Free Workplace Training Offered by ASAP

ANDERSON COUNTY, TENN. June 1, 2023 - ASAP of Anderson is offering Drug-Free Workplace training to protect businesses and help employees stay safe in Anderson County. If businesses take the in-person course, they are protected by placing the burden of proof on the...

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ASAP Participates in L.E.A.D. Camp

ASAP of Anderson and other organizations across the county participated in this year’s Law Enforcement Against Drugs Camp, or L.E.A.D. Camp, for incoming 6th graders in Anderson County. ASAP set up three stations pertaining to e-cigarettes, alcohol and medication. The...

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ASAP Spotlight: Intern Imelia Markus-Brock

This month, ASAP would like to spotlight our student intern, Imelia Markus-Brock, to express our appreciation for all of her hard work with us. Imelia, a junior at Oak Ridge High School and YAC student, has helped us with a variety of tasks in our office and out in...

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ASAP Youth Encourage Graduates to Be Safe

ANDERSON COUNTY, TENN. May 1, 2023 - In Anderson County, many high schoolers are excited to begin a new chapter in their lives after graduation. This accomplishment calls for a celebration, but it is important that drugs and alcohol are not a part of the festivities....

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