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For those seeking recovery services, there are a number of resources both local and nationwide. Many of these services have made available, online, or "virtual" support, to assist in the global efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic. While still offering the self-motivated support vital for recovery. Please see the information and links below for the resources you need.
The Sevier County Sheriff's Office Domestic & Family Violence Unit was created in June, 2015. Sheriff Seals saw a need for a Domestic Violence Officer designed to reach out to victims of family violence. The DMVO has been able to offer support and guidance through the criminal prosecution process.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free: 1-800-799-7233 and through chat. call or visit the website below.
Do you need to report the abuse, neglect or exploitation of a child or children? Anyone who believes a child is being abused should report it to the authorities with the link below.
Safe Harbor was established by a group of impassioned individuals to provide the coordination of necessary services in a child-focused and child-friendly home-like setting for our most vulnerable victimized citizens... our children.
People who are surviving violence in their relationships and families may be experiencing an increase in violence and danger caused by social distancing measures and or loss of job due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Survivors often have specific needs around safety, health, and confidentiality. We have piled resources and tools for the vulnerable members of our communities and care providers.
Don't be an accidental drug dealer!
According to a study conducted by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, 2/3 of Teens who misused pain relievers in the past year say they got them from family members and friends. More than 60,000 young children end up in emergency rooms each year because they got into medicines while their caregiver wasn’t looking. Every day in the United States, an average of 2,000 teenagers use prescription drugs without a doctor’s guidance for the first time. Take precautions to safely store medications in your home. Some commonly abused types of medication are:
Common Cold Medicines
If you suspect accidental ingestion or overdose Dial 911 Immediately
Sevier County C.A.R.E.S and the Sevier County Office of Alcohol and Drug Programs does offer a limited number of FREE lockboxes to Sevier County Residents
Sevier County Disposal Box Locations:
Gatlinburg Police Department
1230 East Pkwy, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA
Preferred Pharmacy - Sevierville
1024 Middle Creek Rd #1, Sevierville, TN 37862, USA
Sevier County Sheriffs Office Box #2
735 Middle Creek Rd, Sevierville, TN 37862, USA
Sevierville Police Department
300 Gary R Wade Blvd, Sevierville, TN 37862, USA
Sevier County Sheriff's Office
106 W Bruce St, Sevierville, TN 37862, USA
Pigeon Forge Police Department
3225 Rena St. Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, USA
ACCEPTED FOR DISPOSAL:
Prescription medications (unwanted, expired, unused)
Cold and flu medications
Unused sharps (epinephrine, unused pricking devices)
NOT ACCEPTED FOR DISPOSAL:
Used needles and other sharps
Used needles and other sharps should be disposed of by placing the sharps/needles in a sealed plastic container labeled “SHARPS” and putting that in with your household waste.