Knoxville Named One of the Most Drug Riddled Cities in Country

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Which cities in the United States are most devastated by the opioid epidemic? A website called says Knoxville is in the top ten, along with three cities in Ohio.

The website listed the following cities as the worst when it comes to overdoses:

1. Dayton, OH 2. Baltimore, MD. 3. Philadelphia, PA 4. New Bedford, MA 5. Birmingham, AL 6. Cincinnati,OH 7. Warren, MI 8. Knoxville, TN 9. Albuquerque, NM 10. Toledo, OH

Website analysts looked at data from the CDC and state health departments to create the list of cities most affected by the ongoing heroin and opioid epidemic plaguing the country.

"It's really sad and shocking to see how this opioid epidemic is destroying lives across the country", said Jennifer McDonald, an Arrest analyst. "Communities large and small are being torn apart, and this map and data really shows how bad it is".

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