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13 hours ago
Proposed bill would pay child support to relatives raising kids of opioid-addicted parents

Sen. Richard Briggs from East Tennessee wants to pass a bill that would provide financial assistance to family members raising children with parents who have substance use disorders. The money would ... See more

Thousands of grandparents are struggling to raise their grandchildren because of the opioid epidemic

22 hours ago
Teaching Children How to Reverse an Overdose

In rural Carter County, Tenn., health officials have embraced a strategy for stemming addiction: Teaching children as young as 6 how to administer Narcan, a nasal spray that can stop an opioid ... See more

In rural Carter County, Tenn., health officials have embraced a strategy for stemming addiction: Teaching children as young as 6 how to administer Narcan, a nasal spray that can stop an opioid ... See more

2 days ago
Death in disguise: How a "speck of sand" of fentanyl is creating crisis in Colorado

Just this week, officials seized hundreds of thousands of dollars in fentanyl pills here in Colorado. The feds arrested two dozen people who are accused of being part of a Mexican drug trafficking ... See more

2 days ago
Memphis psychiatrist found guilty of unlawfully distributing opioids

https://wreg.com/news/memphis-psychiatrist-found-guilty-of-unlawfully-distributing-opioids/

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis psychiatrist was found guilty of unlawfully distributing opioids, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The DOJ says 83-year-old licensed psychiatrist Richard Farmer, of ... See more

5 days ago
Walmart introduces additional measures to help curb opioid abuse

The world’s largest retailer introduces additional measures to help curb opioid abuse.

1 week ago
Police: Opioid deaths in Chattanooga hit all-time high in 2019

https://newschannel9.com/news/newschannel-9-recovery-project/cpd-opioid-deaths-in-chattanooga-hit-all-time-high-in-2019

Overdose deaths in Chattanooga have marked the highest number recorded in 2019, according to figures just released by the Chattanooga Police Department (CPD). WTVC. Last year, there were 64 ... See more

1 week ago
Photos from DrugFree WilCo's post

Congratulations to Gillian Fuhrmeister for receiving the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award! Gillian serves as the Youth Sector Representative for DrugFree WilCo & President for our (YPC) Youth ... See more

1 week ago
NewsChannel 5 Nashville

Parents are urged to warn their kids of drug and alcohol dangers early on.

2 weeks ago
What are Puff Bars?

If anyone thought the new flavored e-cigarette regulations were going to solve the youth vaping epidemic, they haven’t heard of Puff Bars.

Mimicking the popular e-cigarette JUUL, disposable Puff Bars are a type of vape that contain high levels of nicotine and come in many youth-appealing flavors.

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