Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition

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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

Marijuana Dangers

According to new research, regular marijuana users may have impairments in their brain’s ability to respond to dopamine, a chemical released by the organ that is involved in feelings of reward, among other functions. Although the research can’t determine if regular marijuana use affects deficits in brain reward centers – or if they use it to…
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August 1, 2014 0

Staying Safe at Prom

You have been nervous, anxious, and endlessly excited for prom for what seems like months. Your hair is complete, your makeup is flawless, your dress is on and now you have a two whole hours to go until the night of the year begins. Your friends are dancing, laughing, primping, and before you know it,…
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April 14, 2014 0

Have You Talked To Your Kids About Drugs? Why Not Tonight?

When I found out my wife was pregnant with our oldest child, I started dreaming of the football and basketball player he would soon be. Five years after he was born, Jake was diagnosed with Autism. I wasn’t really sure what it was, but I knew he wasn’t in to sports. He would spend hours…
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December 16, 2013 0

Boys and Girls Club opening in early 2014

The first Boys & Girls Clubs of Roane County location will be open for business at the first of the year. A startup date of Jan. 13, 2014, was announced to the Harriman Rotary Club last week. An application drive kicks off Nov. 21 at Harriman Middle School, site of the initial club. “We need…
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November 25, 2013 0

Cold pills? You’ll need a prescription in Harriman

Customers shopping for pseudoephedrine and ephedrine products in Harriman now need a prescription. Harriman City Council approved second and final reading of an ordinance making the restrictions earlier this month, and Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle said he talked to area pharmacists and doctors about it after first reading. “There wasn’t any opposition to it,”…
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November 25, 2013 0