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Dozens of Middle Tennessee Drug Take Back Day locations to open Saturday
The initiative started by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to provide an opportunity for the public to safely dispose of prescription drugs and to prevent addiction and overdose deaths.
US Overdose Deaths Appear to Rise Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
National data is incomplete, but available information suggests U.S. drug overdose deaths are on track to reach an all-time high. Addiction experts blame the pandemic, which has left people stressed ...
Drug overdose deaths rising during pandemic: report
The coronavirus pandemic may be exacerbating the drug abuse epidemic in the U.S., according to a report released on Tuesday by the Associated Press.The AP says that May was the deadliest month for ...
US overdose deaths appear to rise amid coronavirus pandemic
Overdose deaths were trending up even before ... is one of the drivers of recovery,” said Robert Pack, of East Tennessee State University. With job losses, isolation and depression, people ...
US drug overdoses appear to rise amid coronavirus pandemic
In this May 6, 2019 photo an injection drug user, deposits used needles into a container at the IDEA exchange, in Miami. National data is incomplete, but available information suggests U.S. drug ...
Parents overdose at Tennessee intersection with toddler in back seat
A Tennessee couple has been charged with aggravated child abuse when they were found overdosing in their car with their 2-year-old daughter in the back seat, WKRN reports. Leslie Lucas, 23, and ...
Facing addiction: East TN experts talk overdose epidemic
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — As of October 15, 280 people in Knox County have died this year due to a suspected overdose. That's higher than the number of overdose deaths for all of 2019. Experts agree it ...
19 drug overdose deaths reported in Cuyahoga County over last week
“It is regrettable to see a spike in drug overdose deaths with everything ... according to the Secretary of State’s office. DECATUR, Tennessee (AP) — A school bus carrying children crashed ...
Hamilton County overdoses spike during COVID-19 pandemic as leaders worry about long-term effects for people in recovery
6 this year, compared to 260 overdoses and 40 deaths during the same time frame in 2019, according to data from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Paul Fuchcar, executive director of CADAS ...
New awareness campaign hopes to educate teens about dangers of fentanyl
The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference started the effort more than a month ago as the number of deadly overdoses continues to rise. TNDAGC said while the use of fentanyl has gone up ...