Drug-Free Tennessee is the local chapter of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, and has been hard at work spreading its message during events with other organizations.
Within the last month, there have been over 700 drug-related crimes in the Metro Nashville area alone, according to crimemapping.org. “We need to spread a positive drug-free message and educate as many people as possible and as fast as possible,” says Brian Fesler, regional coordinator for Drug-Free Tennessee.
For this very reason, Drug-Free Tennessee (DFT) has been out in the community at two events just this past week, handing out information and spreading the word. The first, an event put on by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to help encourage congregations and faith-based organizations to encourage recovery from substance abuse; the second, a community gathering at the Midtown Hills Police Precinct to help connect area residents with resources.
DFT is the local chapter of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World (FDFW), which is based in Los Angeles and has as its mission to educate people about the dangerous effects of drugs so they understand and can make informed choices on the subject.
Fesler says, “There is a need in our communities to educate everyone on drugs, drugs impact all our lives in one way or another. That’s why we work with others so people can get a complete overview.”
For more information on Drug-Free Tennessee, visit drugfreetn.org.