A Prescription for Listening

In a new book, Knoxville author Lesly-Marie Buer tells the stories of Kentucky women addicted to opioids in hopes that dialogue will follow.

Room for Recovery

Karen Pershing of MDC

With a new center called The Gateway, the Metro Drug Coalition aims to fill the gap between sobriety and stability.

Stats and Stories

Dr. Stephen Loyd at All4Knox Summit

A Mayors Summit on substance misuse presents data on the opioid epidemic, along with testimony of its toll.

The Opioid Effect

Knox County Opioid prescription rate

A University of Tennessee study is the first to quantify the workforce impact of the prescription drug epidemic.

No Easy Fix

Sam Quinones

Sam Quinones, the bestselling author of ‘Dreamland,’ tells Knoxville leaders the solutions to the opioid epidemic begin with community.

View From the Summit

A panel of criminal justice officials discusses the opioid epidemic.

The city and county mayors convene community leaders to talk about a coordinated response to opioids and other drugs.

‘More People Are Dying’

Graph of drug-related deaths

Drug-related deaths in Knox and Anderson counties rose by 41 percent last year, from already record levels. A Forensic Center report details the toll.