About Us


About the Drug Free Dickson Coalition

Our Location

Drug Free Dickson Coalition is located inside the Dickson County Help Center at

103 W College St. Dickson, TN 37055

Phone: (615) 686-3128 Email: drugfreedickson@gmail.com

 

 

What is the Drug Free Dickson Coalition?

 

The DFDC is a coalition of volunteers and community leaders who are concerned about the

issue of substance abuse in Dickson County. DFDC seeks to unite the community in the

development and implementation strategies to prevent and lessen the progression of

substance abuse.

 

Where does the Drug Free Dickson Coalition get its funding?

TN Dept of Mental Health and Substance Abuse ServicesDFDC is supported by a prevention grant from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services as well as private donations.

This grant addresses underage tobacco and underage alcohol use as well as prescription drug abuse in the population at large.

 

Our Mission

The Drug Free Dickson Coalition’s mission is to reduce and prevent alcohol, tobacco, and drug

abuse in Dickson County, particularly among youth, and prescription drug abuse for all ages

through awareness, education, and action.

Board of Directors/Staff

Drug Free Dickson Coalition Director: Mark Cook

Mark Cook DFDC Director

 

 

Drug Free Dickson Coalition Executive Board

 

Jeff Bledsoe, Sheriff Dickson County

Jeff Bledsoe, Sheriff Dickson County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J. David Cole, Crime Prevention Officer, Dickson

J. David Cole, Crime Prevention Officer, Dickson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ray Crouch, Jr., 23 rd District Attorney General

Ray Crouch, Jr., 23 rd District Attorney General

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leslie Shepard, Pharmacist, Dickson Apothecary

Leslie Shepard, Pharmacist, Dickson Apothecary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kyle Lamastus, President, First Bank-Dickson

Kyle Lamastus, President, First Bank-Dickson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is composed of twelve (12) members in good standing elected by the general membership. All members of the Coalition are eligible for election to the Steering Committee with terms (commitments) for one year. One person must be from each of the

following sectors:

  • Business (Shauna Clifton)
  • Civic or Volunteer Organization (Pam Edmond)
  • Government Substance Abuse Professional (Shawn Baker)
  • Health Care Professional (Karrie Williams)
  • Law Enforcement (Josh Ethridge)
  • Media (Richard Darden)
  • Organization Serving Youth (Cindy Sensing)
  • Other Substance Abuse Professional (Patti Flores-Pugh)
  • Parent (Marla Corlew)
  • Religious or Fraternal Organization (Tom Todd)
  • School (Joan Goodmiller)
  • Youth (John Boyle)

 

General Information
By taking one step at a time, the Drug Free Dickson Coalition will reduce the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs in the youth age 12-25 in Dickson County as well as prescription drug abuse in the population at large.

Just as a child has to learn to walk one step at a time, reducing the use of drugs in our youth will have to be one step at a time. If we are able to save just one life, then we will have accomplished our mission.