Why are cases of opioid addiction going up when there’s reduction in the number of opioids being prescribed?
It’s called The Bridge, and a facility in Farragut, the Goodman Center, is the only one in Tennessee to have it.
The team has been training since President Donald Trump’s declaration that America was suffering a national public health emergency due to o…
Locally, Count It! Lock It! Drop It! sites were held in various locations where people could drop off old or unused prescription medications…
The Drug Enforcement Administration is holding National Prescription Drug Take Back Day nationwide.
The Next Door has helped more than one-thousand women dealing with addiction this past year and will serve an additional three-hundred women…
Trump’s declaration, which will be effective for 90 days and can be renewed, will allow the government to redirect resources, including towa…
President Donald Trump is expected to make the formal declaration and deliver a major speech on the topic Thursday.
Stacy Felix and her daughter, Jessica Chauvin, were resuscitated at the scene by emergency responders.
A group in Campbell County is trying to help with that problem, helping previous inmates find work and put them on a pathway toward a produc…
To show us how it works, the sheriff’s department released exclusive body cam footage of an incident on Aug. 23 of this year.
Nashville fire is also stockpiling Narcan because when a drug becomes popular, it could go on backorder.
In Tennessee, opioid overdoses are often from prescription pain pills like hydrocodone, heroin or fentanyl.
Overdose deaths have continued to increase since 2011 and out of the 1,451 overdose deaths in 2015, 72 percent were from opioids.
Over the course of 10 years, Narcan saved Emilio Rodriguez’s life four times.
According to TDMHSAS, since 2011, every year in Tennessee more than 6,000 people are arrested for crimes related to prescription opioids.
Naloxone, or Narcan, reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.
According to the Nashville Fire Department, from 2014 to 2016 the number of Narcan doses administered increased by 79 percent.
Dickson County is one of the few districts where making the opioid antidote available in all secondary schools is now a policy.
The CDC reports that for every overdose death in the U.S., a person taking opioids on average will overdose nine times.