Data

  1. TN Together is a comprehensive plan and set of resources from the State of Tennessee to address the opioid crisis. It also has excellent data – both statewide and by county in Tennessee. Click here to visit the page
  2. Selected KIDS COUNT indicators for counties in Tennesee has incredible children related data that is also helpful. Click here to visit the page

Wilson County Drug Overdose Deaths from 2013 – 2017. Notice that in 2017 we had 34 total deaths due to drug overdose, and 26 of them were from opioids.

Drug Incidents in Wilson County from 2014 – 2018. Notice that for all drugs except Powder Cocaine, the number of incidents is rising each year.

The number of Wilson County patients receiving opioids is still high, with 24% of our residents having a prescription for opioids.

While prescribing rates are going down from 2013 – 2016, Wilson County’s prescribing rate of 91.4 per 100 persons is still well above the national average of 66.5 per 100 persons.