Nashville Metro Area Ranks 2nd In Country For Overdose Deaths In 2022, Tennessee Makes Top 10 List Nationally

Davidson County Ranks As The Second-Deadliest Major Metropolitan Area In The Country With 754 People Dying From Drug Overdoses Last Year With The State Of Tennessee Making The Top 10 List Nationally.

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Knox And Anderson County Overdoses Greatly Increased In 2021

According To The 2021 Drug-Related Death Report For Knox And Anderson Counties, Produced By The Knox County Regional Forensic Center, The Number Of Overdose Deaths In Knox County Increased By 29% And By 67% In Anderson County Last Year. These Percentages Are On Top Of A 41% Increase In Knox County In 2020 And A 81% Increase In Anderson County The Same Year.

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Tennessee Continues To Wage War On Drug Use

While Tennessee Has Made Strides In The War On Drugs, The Problem Still Exists And The Use Of Synthetic Drugs Like Fentanyl Continues To Rise.

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Largest Increase Of Opioid Overdoses Ever Recorded In 2020

In A Year Marred By Death From An Ongoing Pandemic, 2020 Also Saw Record Overdose Deaths. “The increases in drug overdose deaths appear to have accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the CDC states.

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