Our community needs help! Drugs are killing our youth and motivating too much crime. We have to come together to do something about it!
~Rev. Brian Fesler, Regional Coordinator for Drug-Free Tennessee
In recognition of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Drug-Free Tennessee is inviting all community partners and others interested in preventing drug abuse to a learning session. Find out the current scene in our area, and resources available to help.
Date: June 24, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: Church of Scientology Community Hall
Address: 1130 8th Ave S, Nashville TN 37203
RSVP: Contact Us
Aiming for an international society free of drug abuse, the United Nations named June 26th as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
Join us in commemoration of that day to learn what’s actually happening right now with drugs and crime in our area, discover valuable resources you can use in the community, and find out what you can do almost immediately to combat drug-related crime in Nashville!
- Get free resources
- Learn what you can do about the problem
- Meet new friends interested in prevention
- Engaging conversation
…Taking into account the need to reaffirm the effectiveness of human, moral and spiritual values for preventing the consumption of narcotic drugs, at the national and international levels, through information, guidance and educational activities…
…Calls upon the Governments of countries facing problems of drug abuse, particularly those most seriously affected, as part of their national strategy, to take the necessary measures to reduce significantly the illicit demand for drugs and psychotropic substances with the aim of creating in society a deep respect for its own health, fitness and well-being and to provide appropriate information and advice for all sectors of their communities with regard to drug abuse, its harmful effects and the way in which appropriate community action can be promoted.
Sgt. Michael Hotz
Specialized Investigations Division
Neighborhood Safety Unit
Metro Nashville Police Department
Sgt. Hotz, who leads a unit that almost exclusively investigates overdose deaths, said there has been a “marked increase” in counterfeit pills in Nashville. He was recently quoted on News Channel 5:
The biggest danger that we see is that the drugs are being posed as one thing when in actuality it’s something completely on the opposite side of the spectrum.
What can we do??? Find out on June 24!