Putting the Monkey on a Leash

Photo of Choice Health Network clinic supplies.

Choice Health Network’s harm reduction efforts aim to keep drug users alive so they can eventually get treatment.

The Lazarus Drug

Drugs and Paraphernalia

A new report from the Health Department details the increased use of naloxone to reverse overdoses and provide second chances.

Finding Patterns of Misuse

Erin Read Photo

Real-time data and case narratives from overdose deaths may hold the key to successful drug intervention in Knox County.

Room for Recovery

Jason Myers, Knox County Schools

A new Knox County high school program will provide a combination of treatment and academics for students struggling with drugs and alcohol.

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.