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In Tennessee, in 2016, 1,631 people died from an overdose. In 2015, 1451 people died from an overdose in Tennessee.
Through August 2017, 225 have died from an overdose (144 at this point in 2016). In 2016, 237 people died from an overdose in Knox county. In 2015, 155 died.
In 2015 in the United States, someone died every 11 minutes from an drug overdose .
In Recovery in Tennessee ...
Drug overdoses have overtaken automobile accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Although most overdoses occur in the presence of others, fear of arrest and prosecution prevents many people from calling 911. Tennessee's Addiction Treatment Act of 2015 protects victims and callers seeking medical assistance at drug or alcohol overdose scenes.
Our message is simple: Don't Run - Call 911!