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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – News 2 investigated the world of teens and drugs, the trends in society, the tactics on combat, and turning points in rehabilitation.
Twenty-five percent of teens who use drugs are addicted before the age of 18, and fatal overdoses are rising.
Anchor Eric Egan continued the conversation in a Town Hall Meeting at 6:30 p.m on Thursday.
Three panelists joined us to shed some light on youths and addiction, including Marie Williams, head of Tennessee’s Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services; Miss Tennessee, Caty Davis, whose platform is educating young people on the dangers of addiction; and Jay Sharp, a representative of Addiction Campuses, father of a teenager and former high school basketball coach.
If you or someone you know needs help, you can call the Tennessee REDLINE at 1-800-889-9789.