View From the Summit

A panel of criminal justice officials discusses the opioid epidemic.

View From the Summit

The city and county mayors convene community leaders to talk about a coordinated response to opioids and other drugs.

by jesse fox mayshark • october 19, 2018

karen pershing of the metro drug coalition, left, moderates a panel with knox county district attorney general charme allen, sheriff tom spangler, public defender mark stephens and kpd chief eve thomas.

Jason Goodman says there are two days that changed his life: the day when he was 15 and a friend gave him some Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill wine, and the day 30 years later when, after decades of drug and alcohol addiction and multiple stints in jail, he finally decided to get clean.
Seeking connections and resources to address addiction.
“Something clicked, and my life was forever changed in that instant,” he said of the start of his recov...

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