The Hamilton County Coalition Posts News and Event relevant to:

  • Opioid Overdose Prevention and Reversal Education

  • Reducing underage drinking and tobacco use

  • Advocating the end of Prescription Drug Abuse

July 7, 2020

In May 2020, the Hamilton County Coalition (HCC) worked with the State of Tennessee, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Tennessee American Water to make mediation safety equipment easily and safely accessible to Hamilton County residents. 

To r...

June 15, 2020

The Nu-Start Program — derived from the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program — connects Hamilton County residents with treatment and recovery resources for individuals and families overcoming opioid dependency. Nu-Start's abilities...

Many women are prescribed opioid painkillers after giving birth, and it may in some cases lead to addiction and overdose, a new study finds.

Looking at data on more than 200,000 births in Tennessee, researchers found that nearly all women who had a C-section were prescr...

June 1, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has triggered a spike in overdoses across the Hamilton County area. According to the Dangerous Drugs Task Force, there has been 230 overdoses from January to April 2020 - that is a 114% increase in overdoses from that time last year. Due to thi...

May 22, 2020

The Hamilton County Coalition will hold a series of virtual opioid overdoses prevention trainings during the Coronavirus pandemic. The eight county-specific trainings will be live and will demonstrate how to use Narcan and prevent opioid overdoses.

The series will begin...

The Hamilton County Coalition is giving out more than 1,000 medication lockboxes and drug deactivation pouches for free.

Camilla Bibbs-Lee, executive director of the coalition, said handing out the lockboxes is part of an effort to keep people safe as they spend more ti...

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — During this time of COVID-19, prescription or opioid abuse could be on the rise. And free medication lockboxes are available from the Hamilton County Coalition.

John Mitchell of the Hamilton County Coalition explains why this medication lockbox is n...

November 5, 2019

WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration is alerting the public of dangerous counterfeit pills killing Americans. Mexican drug cartels are manufacturing mass quantities of counterfeit prescription pills containing fentanyl, a dangerous synthetic opioid that is...

June 26, 2019

The Hamilton County Coalition is taking action.

Hamilton County officials have reported five overdose deaths in the county in the 48-hour time period.

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