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Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist (ROPS)

Resource Description

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.

Resources

Regional Contact Map 

Naloxone Training Info/ Good Samaritan Law

To learn more about the program, please contact:

Anthony Jackson, Jr.
Director of Prevention and Early Intervention Services
615-532-3914
Anthony.Jackson@tn.gov

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