Tennessee’s Opioid Crisis: News 2 explores growing epidemic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — News 2 took an in-depth look at the opioid crisis in Middle Tennessee throughout the day Thursday, Feb. 2.

About six out of 10 drug overdose deaths involve an opioid, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.

We shared the stories of both addicts and their families, of both hope and despair, as well as what law enforcement faces on the frontlines. These are their stories:

We also hosted a closed town hall at Trevecca University with panelists Nan Casey, Marie Williams, Dr. Stephen Lloyd, and Monty Burks. Click here to see the town hall.

Click here for more on the opioid crisis in Tennessee.