DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Officials in three West Tennessee counties are working to create coalitions to fight drug use among teens.
The state Department of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services awarded grants to Dyer, Lauderdale and Tipton counties that will allow them to form the panels.
Members of the Prevention Alliance of Dyersburg and Dyer County met recently at City Gate Church as they work to form a group there that will target the use of tobacco, alcohol and prescription drug use.
Professional Care Services Director of Drug Abuse Treatment Services Lisa Kent told the Dyersburg State Gazette that similar coalitions have been in East Tennessee for years, but they are new to West Tennessee.
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