Allison Glass/News Nick Clark, Knox Substance Abuse Action Team Coalition Chair, center, congratulations Janet Chandler on her retirement as KSAAT Chair, with Ashley Phillips, KSAAT Coordinator, right.

Allison Glass/Mount Vernon News

Nick Clark, Knox Substance Abuse Action Team Coalition Chair, center, congratulations Janet Chandler on her retirement as KSAAT Chair, with Ashley Phillips, KSAAT Coordinator, right. Request this photo

 

MOUNT VERNON — Progress is constantly being made to fight the opiate crisis and other substance abuse issues in Knox County. The steps the county has taken to combat this issue were prominently displayed during the Knox Substance Abuse Action Team annual meeting on Tuesday evening. The event was hosted at the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Jetter School of Business.

The event was catered to those in the community who are committed to tackling the issues of substance abuse, with tobacco and marijuana use, alcohol use, as well as the opiate crisis.

“KSAAT has had a great year,” said Ashley Phillips, Health Educator of the Knox County Health Department and KSAAT Grant Coordinator. “We have expanded awareness about substance abuse within the community.”

 

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