Binge Drinking

57.2% of Smith County teens say that if they drink, they are most likely to get alcohol from a friend • Research indicates that the human brain continues to develop into a person’s early 20’s, and that exposure of the developing brain to alcohol may have long-lasting effects on intellectual capabilities and may increase the […]

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Prescription Drug Abuse

Young people are increasingly abusing prescription drugs because they view them as somehow safer than illegal drugs. However, some prescription medications are considered controlled substances, and their improper distribution and use is both illegal and dangerous. Intentional abuse of drugs such as pain relievers, stimulants, tranquilizers, and sedatives is a growing concern. Next to marijuana, the […]


Drug Drop Boxes

​Smith County now has two convenient drug drop boxes. These locations are available, 24/7, to discard unused, unwanted medications. Anyone can drop off prescription, over-the-counter, or veterinarian medicines at the Smith County Sheriff Department or at the Carthage Police Department. To prevent accidental overdose, or intentional misuse, please properly dispose of all unwanted or out-of-date medicines. Keep all […]

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Count it Lock it Drop It

Count It!  Count your pills every two weeks.  This will help prevent theft of your medications. Click HERE to download a Counting Sheet or stop by the Smith County Drug Prevention Coaltion at 122 Turner High Circle, Suite 111 Carthage TN, for a free counting sheet. Lock It!  Lock up your medications.  The Smith County […]