Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition meets

Members of the newly-established Cannon County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition had had their first scheduled meeting on Thursday, May 9th at the Woodbury Lions Club building.

They weren't disappointed in the activities. All Board of Directors were present as well as seven Sector Representatives, several coalition partners, concerned citizens, a representative of the Tennessee National Guard Counter Drug Task Force and coalition members from surrounding counties.

The agenda included a review of the National Drug Take Back Day event (the first event implemented by the coalition), accomplishments of the first 30 days of existence, participation in the upcoming National Prevention Week, announcements of events by coalition partners and a Naloxone training presented by Trey Dees, Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist (ROPS).

Those who participated in the training received certificates and a Narcan overdose kit, enabling them, perhaps, to save a life.

The next meeting will be Thursday, June 13th at 11 a.m. at the Woodbury Lions Club building. The coalition is open to all community members and youth who want to make a difference.