TNTOGETHER
ENDING THE OPIOID CRISIS

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Learn More About TN Together and The Opioid Crisis in Tennessee

Each day in Tennessee, at least three people die from an opioid-related overdose, which is more than the number of daily traffic fatalities. Since 1999, the number of opioid-related overdose deaths nationwide, including prescription opioids and heroin, has quadrupled. Tennessee is no exception to this epidemic. While progress is being made through the state’s Prescription for Success and Prescription Safety Act, Tennessee remains in the top 15 of all states in drug overdose deaths, and each year, more opioid prescriptions are written than there are people living in Tennessee, with more than 1 million prescriptions left over. This epidemic does not discriminate and knows no boundaries. It devastates families from all walks of life and harms communities across Tennessee. Together, we can and must do better.

 

ADDRESSING THE ISSUE THROUGH

ENABLING & EMPOWERING OUR COMMUNITIES

TN Together is a system designed specifically to enable and empower each and every citizen to combat opioid abuse in their community. It is an interactive, online resource hub with a three-part goal: inform Tennesseans about the local crisis, empower them with activity ideas and information to combat the crisis, and motivate them to take action by pledging into a category they can influence through their resources and activism.

Inform

We inform individuals about the opioid crisis so they can realize how much it affects their life, family, and community.

Empower

We empower those same individuals and communities by hosting an online collection of Activities that show citizens what they can do at home and in their community to help fight the opioid epidemic. Success Stories highlight Activities completed across the state to show the positive steps Tennesseans are taking to tackle the crisis locally.

Pledge

After learning about and better understanding the extent of our crisis, we challenge our Tennessee citizens and communities to pledge to give their time and resources to us to achieve a unified victory over opiate addiction for our state.