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TN Drug Overdose Dashboard

The dashboards and data available through this application are the result of ongoing collaboration between the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), Office of Informatics and Analytics and the Department of Finance Administration, Division of Strategic Technology Solutions (STS). This interactive tool contains state, regional, and county level data on fatal overdoses, nonfatal overdoses and drug prescribing.

TDMHSAS, TDOH, and TN Together are partnering to promote National Prescription Drug Take Back Days throughout the year. Get involved by finding an event or take back location near you!

International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose and remember loved ones. Follow along and see how you can get involved.

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For a comprehensive list of terms and definitions, please make sure to visit our  Terms & Definitions Section.

The TDMHSAS Faith-Based Community Coordinators are people with lived experience who connect with communities of faith to recruit, train, and certify through the Tennessee Certified Recovery Congregation program.  Each community coordinator is employed by their local Community Anti-Drug Coalition.

The department currently has four Faith-Based Community Coordinators, one for each grand division of the state and one dedicated to Shelby County.

The Faith-Based Community Coordinators publish a newsletter.  If you’d like to be added to the distribution list, contact

FindHelpNow TN

FindHelpNow TN is a free near real-time substance-use disorder treatment availability locator and information center looking to onboard facilities across the state.

FindHelpNow TN includes licensed treatment providers across TN, including private, non-profit and faith based- treatment providers, residential and out-patient programs and providers of medication for opioid use disorder.

Individuals can search for treatment by location, type of treatment needed and method of payment.

Find Help Now also provides assistance in finding treatment for those with co-occuring mental health disorders and for patients who are pregnant or postpartum, as well as other special populations and needs.

Families Free is a faith-oriented, community-based organization operating in northeast Tennessee.

They provide evidence-based treatment, education, and intervention services to women and families affected by substance misuse, incarceration, and domestic instability. Families Free’s principles of compassion, healing, and restoration promote positive lifestyle changes within our communities’ most at-risk and overlooked populations.

Get Involved

If you are interested in volunteering your time or expertise to assist Families Free as they build the capacity of individuals and families, please visit the website listed in the resource section on the right.

In addition, Families Free is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and accepts donations of the following:

  • New cleaning supplies
  • New household supplies
  • Hygiene items
  • Infant care items (diapers, wipes, cribs, high chairs, etc.)
  • Some furniture

Free alcohol and drug treatment services are available at several treatment facilities in Tennessee. These drug and alcohol rehab centers typically provide intensive outpatient programs, residential treatment, and relapse prevention programs.

Tennessee’s free and reduced-cost addiction treatment programs are available through state-sponsored grants, state Medicaid (TennCare), and non-profit organizations.

Many residents of Tennessee may find the costs of inpatient and outpatient treatment programs out of reach.

To help make rehab programs accessible for all income levels, Tennessee has several treatment options and drug treatment centers that are either low-cost or free.

Visit the link for a list of locations across the state of Tennessee with  free and low-cost addiction treatment services.

Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists (ROPS) are located throughout the state of Tennessee as a point of contact for training and education on opioid overdose and for overdose prevention through the distribution of naloxone.

From October 2017 to December 2019, the ROPS distributed more than 134,000 units of naloxone, and TDMHSAS has documented at least 13,400 lives saved because of naloxone distributed during that time.  Because of stigma and other factors, the department believes the actual number of lives saved is much higher.

In counties and communities across Tennessee, prevention coalitions are working to reduce dependence on harmful and potentially lethal substances such as prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. These local efforts, funded by the State of Tennessee since 2008, help get the word out about the dangers and consequences of substance misuse.

“These coalitions are made up of people who care a lot for their communities and want to make them safer, and free of drugs. Their members include police officers, school teachers, doctors, nurses, elected leaders, mayors, council members, parents and students,” said E. Douglas Varney, former Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. “They are people who come from all walks of life, see what’s going on in their area, and then take action, informing citizens about potential threats, and to help prevent substance use.”

The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) is a statewide organization working tirelessly to eliminate the stigma of suicide.

Staff and volunteers are often counselors, mental health professionals, physicians, clergy,  journalists, social workers, law enforcement personnel as well as survivors of suicide and suicide attempts. Suicide does not discriminate against age, race, means, or profession. We would like our volunteers to be just as diverse in background as the people we strive to reach.


If you need help now:

The statewide crisis line is a 24/7/365 call system to help anyone experiencing a mental health crisis.

All calls are routed to a trained crisis specialist within your area. The service is free.

Call 855-CRISIS-1 (855-274-7471)

Count It! Lock It! Drop It!® (CLD), a comprehensive community plan for prescription drug misuse prevention, is based in Coffee County, Tenn. The program stems from the Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition (CCADC), whose mission is to create a safe and drug-free local community.

Now, with support from the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation and the community at large, the initiative is launching a statewide effort to combat the misuse of prescription pain medication.

CLD is focused on community outreach and education to reduce prescription drug misuse and addiction. With Tennessee’s ranking third in the nation in prescribing opioids, it is CLD’s mission to make the community aware of the risks and dangers associated with the prescription drug misuse epidemic.

The Tennessee REDLINE is the 24/7/365 resource for substance abuse treatment referrals.  Anyone can call or text 1-800-889-9789 toll free for confidential referrals.

The purpose of the REDLINE is to provide accurate, up-to-date alcohol, drug, problem gambling, and other addiction information and referrals to all citizens of Tennessee at their request. The REDLINE provides referrals for Co-Occurring A&D disorders that arise along with Mental Health disorders.

The REDLINE is coordinated by TAADAS and funded by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services.

Check out the resource website for more information.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants, and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019. The survey also showed that a majority of misused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.