To help municipalities and nonprofits organize a plan of action to address their local substance abuse epidemic. Promote a community model for a drug free society. Assist in the design and build of complete recovery programs that seamlessly merge efforts of municipalities, nonprofits, and the judicial systems.
Tennessee has the second highest rate of prescriptions per person in the United States. In 2017, 12,630 people admitted for drug treatment, where only 17% had a prescription for opioids. The number of Tennesseans who died from drug overdoses jumped 12 percent from 2015 to 2016, largely due to growing use of dangerous synthetic opioids. There were at least 1,631 Tennesseans who died in 2016 — up from 1,451 in 2015, according to new figures from the Tennessee Department of Health.
After years of research and experience, Tennessee Opiate Initiative was launched to bring an end to the opioid crisis in our great state. Our solution identifies the problem, provides results through evidenced-based success and promotes the networking of Federal, State and Non-Profit Entities.
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