Tennessee Reports Record Number of Overdose Deaths for 2017 - Articles

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Posted by: Jarod Word on Aug 23, 2018

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) released data last Monday that shows 1,776 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses in 2017 — the highest one-year number since reporting began — the Johnson City Free Press reports. In fact, more Tennesseans died last year from drug overdoses than from automobile crashes, according to a press release on the TDH website. Almost three-fourths of drug overdose deaths in Tennessee in 2017 were associated with prescription opioids.