The deadline for ticket sales for MDC’s 30th Anniversary Dinner has been extended till tonight at 10 p.m.

Substance abuse has been a widespread issue throughout our country, but also right here in our community. Tennessee ranks in the top ten states for prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths. This is an issue that MDC works every day to prevent.

The dinner will take place on May 5 at the Jackson Terminal from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. and Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, will serve as the keynote speaker for the night.

Dreamland recounts twin stories of drug marketing in the 21st Century: A pharmaceutical corporation flogs its legal new opiate prescription painkiller as nonaddictive. Meanwhile, immigrants from a small town in Nayarit, Mexico devise a method for retailing black-tar heroin like pizza in the US, and take that system nationwide, riding a wave of addiction to prescription pills from coast to coast. The collision of those two forces has led to America’s deadliest drug scourge in modern times.

Dreamland was selected as one of the Best books of 2015 by,, the Daily Beast, Buzzfeed, Seattle Times, Boston Globe, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Entertainment Weekly, Audible, and in the Wall Street Jour-nal and Bloomberg Business by Nobel economics laureate, Prof. Angus Deaton, of Princeton University.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear Sam Quinones speak on behalf of his amazing book and have the opportunity to talk to him personally about this epidemic that affects almost every American.

Tickets will be available to purchase until 10 pm TONIGHT. To purchase your tickets, please visit

Thank you for your continued support of Metro Drug Coalition!