WILLIAMSON COUNTY ANTI-DRUG COALITION
Preventing Substance Abuse
Did you know?
17 percent of Williamson County adults admit to excessive drinking, compared to the state’s rate of 14 percent.*
Currently, 19 percent of Williamson County children ages 14 to 18 reported drinking in the last month with 14 being the average age of initiation—compared to the state and national averages of 9 and 8 percent, respectively.**
That’s why United Way partners with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to help support a healthy, drug-free community.
*2019 Vanderbilt Community Health Needs Assessment of Williamson County
**2018-19 TN Together Student Survey
we’re seeing results
Permanent drug take-back boxes hosted in community
Home medication lockboxes distributed to individuals and families
Pounds of unused/expired medications recovered through Drug Take-Back program since 2014
Youth participated in drug, tobacco/vaping and alcohol prevention and awareness activities