Have Opioids Impacted You?

We know over 300,000 Tennesseans are estimated to abuse opioids — 82,000 of whom are suffering from addiction. And despite all the deaths associated with opioid addiction, more than 6.9 million opioid prescriptions were handed out in Tennessee in 2017. That’s more than our state’s population.


But these numbers don’t tell us the real impact of this epidemic — people do. When we reduce this epidemic to numbers, we minimize the true human tragedy behind it, and we minimize the critical need to do something about it. Has the opioid epidemic impacted your family or your community? Please share your story today.