Prescription for Success

Statewide Strategies to Prevent and Treat the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic in Tennessee

Prescription drug abuse is a pervasive, multi-dimensional issue impacting Tennessee individuals, families, and communities.

Prescription for Success: Statewide Strategies to Prevent and Treat the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic in Tennessee is a strategic plan developed by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services in collaboration with other state agencies impacted by the prescription drug epidemic. 

The abuse of prescription drugs, specifically opioids, is an epidemic in Tennessee, with disastrous and severe consequences to Tennesseans of every age. The impact results in; overdose deaths, emergency department visits, hospital costs, newborns with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, children in state custody, and people incarcerated for drug-related crimes.

Prescription for Success is comprehensive and multi-year in scope and nature.

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