Drug Free Dickson Coalition Services


Responsible Beverage Service TrainingResponsible Beverage Service Training

Training Intervention Procedures is for restaurant servers and retail store clerks to ensure they are correctly and consistently checking identification cards and that they are not selling to underage youth. This training is certified through the Tennessee Alcohol Beverage Commission and is required in the state of Tennessee for all servers. find out more…


Count It Lock It Drop It Responsible Prescription Drug UseCount It! Lock It! Drop It!

How can you keep your family safe when it comes to prescription drugs?

Count It! Count your pills once every two weeks. This will prevent theft and ensure that medications are taken properly.

Lock It! Lock up your medications and store them in a place that others would not think to look.

Drop It! Drop off unused/expired medications for proper disposal at your participating law enforcement departments. find out more…

Drug Drop Boxes

There are three Drop Boxes available for people to bring their unused, expired and unwanted medicines (prescription, over the counter, and vitamins).

  • Dickson Police Department – 202 Main St., Dickson
  • Dickson County Sheriff office – 140 County Jail Road, Charlotte
  • Burns Fire Department – 2717 Church St., Burns

Drug Take Backs

Drug Take Backs are held in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency twice a year in the Spring and the Fall. Individuals can bring their unused, expired and unwanted medicines-prescription, over the counter, and vitamins to the Take Back site, no questions asked. There is generally a shred truck and recycling bins available also.


Test My Teen

Drug abuse in teens is a HUGE problem. Give yourself peace of mind and your teen a socially acceptable excuse not to use drugs. They can say “No, I will get caught. My parents test me.” find out more…


Smoke Free Community Events

The Drug Free Dickson Coalition will have smoke free events throughout the year. Contact us to find out more information


Be a Parent, Not a Peer

Our sister organization, Nashville Prevention Partnership, is instrumental in creating television spots, advertising and marketing. With Be a Parent, Not a Peer, we have the opportunity to get parents’ attention and explain why it is much more important to be a child’s parent than their friend at this point in the journey. Check out:


Coalition Meetings

  • Community Coalition Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month from 6-7 PM generally at the Dickson County Help Center Conference Room. (103 West College Street, Dickson, TN)


Compliance Checks

Compliance Checks are held throughout the county to ensure that clerks at retail stores and servers at restaurants are correctly and consistently checking identification cards and that they are not selling to underage youth.