MDC has many upcoming events that we are involved with or planning that we would like to share!

February 25, 2017


Join Knoxville Academy of Medicine Alliance for the 12th Annual Battle of the Bands: DOC ROCK FOR HEALTH!  This event will be Mardi Gras theme featuring four physician bands… The Beatclub, Dr. Zoster and the Pox, Remedy and Whiskey Compass! Come out for a fun night of great music, dancing and some “healthy” competition. All proceeds are donated to health-related charities of the bands’ choice. The health-releated charities include Metro Drug Coalition, Interfaith Clinic, St Mary’s Legacy Mobile Medical Clinic and the Family Justice Center.

Each attendee to Doc Rock for Health votes for their favorite band and the band with the most votes are named  the winner! Half of the evening’s proceeds are awarded to the nonprofit agency the winning band chooses. The remainder of the proceeds are divided among the other chosen organizations.

MDC’s band is The Beatclub so make sure to come out and support them!
Tickets are $15 at the door or VIP tickets are $100 pp and include: expedited entry at the event, more elbow room, separate tables with reserved seating in the balcony, great vantage point with optimal viewing of the bands and big screen video, a coat check, a separate VIP bar and VIP restrooms. If you are interested in purchasing VIP tickets, please contact Susan B at 691-0394 or
Check out the bands!

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March 21, 2017

Community Showing of Generation Found

Metro Drug Coalition is bringing the groundbreaking documentary Generation Found back to Knoxville. Tickets are $11 and we must have 65 individuals requesting tickets by March 7 before we can confirm the showing. Simply visit to reserve your ticket today. Your card will not be charged until we have 65 people interested!

Film synopsis: From the creators of The Anonymous People comes GENERATION FOUND, a powerful story about one community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution in their hometown. Devastated by an epidemic of addiction, Houston faced the reality of burying and locking up its young people at an alarming rate. And so in one of the biggest cities in America, visionary counselors, law school dropouts, aspiring rock musicians, retired football players, oil industry executives, and church leaders came together to build the world’s largest peer-driven youth and family recovery community. Independently filmed over the course of two years, GENERATION FOUND takes an unprecedented and intimate look at how a system of treatment centers, sober high schools, alternative peer groups, and collegiate recovery programs can exist in concert to intervene early and provide a real and tested long-term alternative to the “War on Drugs.” It is not only a deeply personal story, but one with real-world utility for communities struggling with addiction worldwide.

Following the film, we will be doing a Q&A session with the community, local officials, educators, and treatment professionals on Alternative Peer Groups, Recovery High Schools and what we are doing to make them a reality in East Tennessee.

Watch the trailer here:

Be sure to reserve your spot and invite your friends so we can make sure we can show this incredible film again!

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April 8, 2017

2nd Annual YMDC 5K

The 2nd annual YMDC 5K will be held on April 8, 2017, at Sequoyah Hills Park. This race benefits MDC’s Youth Metro Drug Coalition and the youth activities they facilitate in Knox County High Schools.

Youth Metro Drug Coalition consists of sophomore, junior and senior high school students across Knox County high schools who have a personal connection to addiction or a passion for substance abuse prevention.

You can register at the following link:

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