ASAP of Anderson has recognized people who have supported the mission to prevent and reduce substance use among youth and adults in Anderson County.
In December, Anna Hurt of Anderson County Schools, Matt Reedy of City of Oak Ridge, Teresa Seals of Oak Ridge High School, Lisa Steffensen of Roane State Community College, and the City of Rocky Top staff were recognized at a special Community Coalition meeting, a press release said.
“The COVID-19 pandemic brought a special set of challenges, and these amazing community partners continued to go above and beyond to support the work of ASAP during overwhelming times,” the press release said. “The staff at ASAP extends a sincere thank you to their 2021 Partners in Prevention and looks forward to advancing community efforts to prevent substance misuse in 2022.”
After seeing a decrease in fatal overdose deaths in 2019, Anderson County saw an 82% increase in 2020.
“It is imperative that our community continues to work together to implement effective strategies for community change,” the press release said.
If you are interested in joining ASAP’s Community Coalition as a volunteer or community partner, contact Stacey Pratt at [email protected] or visit the website at ASAPofAnderson.org and follow ASAPofAnderson on social media to see how you can say “I AM ONE” and support prevention in Anderson County.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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