Rhonda Coffey began her work as an addiction advocate after the loss of her oldest son, David, in 2015. She is the founder of The Addicts Family, a 501(c) 3 non-profit support group that has organized several community events to raise awareness to help stop the stigma. Her group held the First International Overdose Awareness Day event in Bristol. This event included members of the community, law enforcement, and city leaders. The Mayor presented a proclamation to The Addicts Family at this event.
Rhonda has worked tirelessly to educate lawmakers in Tennessee and put Narcan in the hands of first responders. Rhonda is a certified pastoral & addiction counselor. She is on the advisory council for Overmountain Recovery; a board member for Tennessee Recovery Coalition, which provides access to treatment; and a member of the Sullivan County Drug Coalition (SCAD).