Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Rural East Tennessee

By Fostering Healthy, Safe, and Secure Communities


Faith Leaders Wanted!

Join Hands with COURAGE: A Warm Invite to Faith Leaders for a Noble Cause Hey there, wonderful community members! Today, we are reaching out with … Read more

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Digital Stories
of Opioid Use Disorder

Mallie’s Story

Mallie’s Story is that of a young mother misusing prescription painkillers.
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Ron’s Story

Ron’s Story follows the journey of a man who began using drugs at the age of 15
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April’s Story

April is a young mother whose life was turned upside-down by opioid misuse and addiction.
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Faith Leaders Wanted!

COURAGE is currently looking for faith leaders in Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Granger, Jefferson, Scott or Union Counties interested in learning about the impact of substance use disorder (SUD) in their community to help better support those impacted.

By becoming a part of COURAGE Faith Leaders Overcoming Opioids in the Community (FLOC),  they can support and nurture those affected by SUD and learn ways to incorporate recovery support in their faith communities.

This is a 4-month program that includes a $500 stipend upon completion. To get involved, contact Marta Cogburn (First United Methodist Church, Newport) at or Kyle Prichard (The Hill Church, Claiborne) at


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