Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition

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Labor Day travel poised for 6-year high

More than 646,000 Tennesseans and 34.7 million Americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles over the Labor Day weekend, which would be the most for the holiday weekend in six years. Last year, just over 633,000 in Tennessee and 34.2 million in the U.S. made a Labor Day trip, according to AAA –…
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August 22, 2014 0

Underage Drinking

Underage drinking is when anyone under the minimum legal drinking age of 21 drinks alcohol. Underage drinking is a risk that attracts many developing adolescents and teens. When young people try alcohol, they often don’t realize the damaging effects drinking can have on their own lives, their families, and their communities. Aside from being illegal,…
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August 18, 2014 0

Youth Marijuana Use Rises Nearly 11 Percent in Colorado Since Medical Legalization

A new report that analyzes the impact of medical and retail marijuana in Colorado found that youth marijuana use increased by nearly 11 percent since medical marijuana became legal in 2009. In addition, since retail marijuana began overall crime rose nearly 7 percent. The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA) looks at the effects of…
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August 15, 2014 0

Family aims to end drunk driving to honor a lost life

(WBIR) Drivers traveling through one East Tennessee county Saturday night probably noticed more law enforcement and some local DUI checkpoints and DUI court process details. Several state agencies, including the Tennessee Highway Patrol, were looking for impaired drivers. All of this to honor a local woman who lost her life in a drunk driving accident…
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August 15, 2014 0

Amazon Smile Donates to RCADC

Make sure when you’re ordering from Amazon you go through AmazonSmile. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.  Click on the link below and order! http://smile.amazon.com/          


August 11, 2014 0

C.A.M.P. Kid Giving Back!

It’s great to see C.A.M.P. kids giving back to young ones at Boys and Girls Club!


August 11, 2014 0

BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

Boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, just like driving under the influence, is a dangerous and illegal activity. As with drunk driving, all 50 states consider a boater legally intoxicated when his or her blood alcohol content level reaches 0.08%. Roughly half of all boating accidents are alcohol or drug-related. The United States…
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August 11, 2014 0

Are You Ready For Back to School?

Summer is drawing to an end, and kids are headed back to school (whether they like it or not). But parents, do you have the supplies you need to make this a successful school year? No, we’re not talking about backpacks and pencils.We’re talking about the tools every parent needs to keep their kids safe.…
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August 11, 2014 0

Putnam County Woman Charged with TennCare Doctor Shopping

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Putnam County woman is charged with TennCare fraud involving doctor shopping, which is the crime of using TennCare healthcare insurance benefits to go to multiple doctors in a short time period to obtain controlled substances. The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with assistance from Cookeville Police and Putnam County Sheriff’s officers,…
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August 5, 2014 0

YOUNG TEENS AND ALCOHOL: THE RISKS

For young people, alcohol is the drug of choice. In fact, alcohol is used by more young people than tobacco or illicit drugs. Although most children under age 14 have not yet begun to drink, early adolescence is a time of special risk for beginning to experiment with alcohol. While some parents and guardians may…
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August 4, 2014 0