The Impact of Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists, Cheatham Co.

As a ROPS (Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist), Chelsey Wright covers eight counties in TN, providing overdose reversal training and education around overdose prevention and harm reduction. This month, she has started partnering with local businesses and organizations to provide free and brief naloxone trainings. This allows her to immerse further into the communities she seeks to serve and have conversations with people who might be seeing overdoses and drug activity more than others. She hears their stories and reassures them they are not alone. Montgomery County is one of her most highly impacted counties by overdose. When she set up a pop-up training event, local news outlet Clarksville NOW came to cover the story and get more information, which has been published and shared with the local community. This only helps spread the word about these free and helpful resources.


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