By Amanda Loshbough
The Clay County Anti-Drug Coalition (CCADC) met last Tuesday and discussed several upcoming community events including a drug take-back event and the annual “Together We Rise” walk.
The coalition will host a Naloxone (also known as Narcan) training and drug take-back event Wednesday, April 28 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the old Clay County High School, across from Car Quest. Naloxone is a temporary overdose reversal drug that, when administered properly, can help save a life. The coalition is partnering with the UT Extension for the event to help encourage proper prescription drug disposal. Anyone who drops off medications for disposal at the event will receive a free tomato plant (while supplies last) provided by the UT Extension.
CCADC Director Jamie Colson informed the group about the current and upcoming walks, Walk Across Tennessee and “Together We Rise.”
The “Together We Rise” walk is set for June 26 and will be at the community center. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. “Together we Rise” is an annual event the coalition started in 2015 to raise awareness of substance abuse in the community and to show support for those struggling with substance abuse. This year’s route will be the same as 2019’s route, and will be approximately three miles.
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