Unicoi Co. Participates in IOAD

Unicoi County Prevention Coalition helped support International Overdose Awareness Day by turning Erwin purple. UCPC director Christy Smith and others help spread awareness for IOAD by placing purple windmills on the courthouse lawn and purchasing purple lights for local businesses and the courthouse to display. The purple decorations have been used on a National scale to help spread awareness for those impacted by substance misuse and opioid overdoses. Christy Smith said they "are in the process of combining (their) meetings with the Unicoi County Health Council's meetings and the Unicoi County Community Advisory Board's meetings, to group into one big discussion."

For more information on the Unicoi County Prevention Coalition, call (833) 803-6663