Drug-Free Tennessee hit the streets in Nashville this past weekend, distributing copies of the Truth About Drugs in the busy downtown district.
With Metro Social Services recently releasing its 7th annual Community Needs Evaluation, several statistics stood out. But one in particular spoke to the Tennessee Chapter of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World (DFW): that drug overdoses are a leading cause of death in Tennessee, with over 1,100 in 2013 alone—surpassing murder, suicide and motor vehicle accidents.
So it was that Drug-Free Tennessee took it upon themselves to hit the streets and distribute copies of the “Truth About Drugs” booklet to people Downtown near the Cumberland River this past weekend.
Regional coordinator for DFW, Rev. Brian Fesler, said, “Everyone can benefit from learning the truth about drugs, because everyone is affected by this drug epidemic – either personally becoming a victim to drug abuse or by knowing someone who has.”
The “Truth About Drugs” booklets cover all basic side effects of drugs, common street names, and how to recognize when you are being persuaded by a dealer.