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Addiction Prevention and Support Coalition

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Tennessee Tech Addiction Prevention and Support Coalition 

The Tennessee Tech Addiction Prevention and Support Coalition is a campus-wide network of students, faculty, and staff who are working together to reduce substance abuse among Tennessee Tech students and within the Putnam County community.

Our vision is to have a campus community that is united and empowered in its efforts to support the development of an emotionally, socially, and economically healthy student body in a safe and drug-free community.

Our mission is to unite the diverse elements of Tennessee Tech campus and the Putnam County community in a unified substance abuse prevention effort designed to empower and engage students, faculty, and staff in order to create a responsible, drug-free community.

Our purposes are to

  • Prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse among Tennessee Tech students and members of the Putnam County community

  • Reduce substance-related problems at Tennessee Tech and within the Putnam County community

  • Build an infrastructure for engaging in effective prevention activities on campus and within the Putnam County community

  • Work with local community substance abuse prevention coalitions to pursue collaborative prevention activities within the Upper-Cumberland.

The project is funded through a grant by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Power of Putnam, a local substance abuse prevention coalition, is our community partner – who we work very closely with – and is the lead organization on the SAMHSA grant.

If you have any questions about our coalition or if you would like to become a member of our coalition, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Steve Seiler or Dr. Erica Bower.  


Dr. Steven Seiler, Director,

Dr. Erica Bower, Assistant Director,

Dr. Mark Loftis, Support Administrator,   


We will be having monthly coalition meetings through out the academic year (August-May). The dates for the meetings will be posted here shortly.


We welcome all students, faculty, staff, and administrators to become members of the coalition. Membership means that you are committed to the mission and vision of the coalition and will help, as your schedule permits, in prevention planning and implementation on campus and within the community. Being an active member means helping out as much as possible and attending as many monthly meetings as possible. However, there are no minimum requirements for attendance and participation.

To become a member, please complete the following form: Membership Data Form.

You can submit this to Dr. Erica Bower. Please include “TnTech Addiction Prevention & Support Coalition” in the subject line.

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