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Educational Information

What is an Opioid?

Information from the Tennessee Department of Health on the basics of opioids and what you should know about the use and disposal.

Opioid Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about opioids, opioid misuse, addiction, and more.

Warning Signs of Drug Abuse

From the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, a guide to the physical and behavioral signs that may be exhibited by someone suffering from opioid abuse.

Where to Take Old Prescriptions

Information on drug take-back boxes from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

Naloxone

Information from the Tennessee Department of Health on the lifesaving medicine Naloxone, also known as Narcan™, an opioid antagonist that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.

Find Naloxone in Your Area

The following anti-drug coalitions across the state have access to Naloxone for possible distribution.  Locate the coalition closest to you and contact them for more information.

Join an Anti-Drug Coalition

In counties and communities across Tennessee, anti-drug coalitions are working to reduce dependence on harmful and potentially lethal substances such as prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. 

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

A comprehensive guide for parents on prevention tips and warning signs for drug abuse among adolescents and teens.

Commission on Pain and Addiction Medicine Education

The Tennessee Commission on Pain and Addiction Medicine Education is charged with developing competencies for Tennessee’s medical educational institutions to address proper treatment for pain, safe and effective prescribing practices, and proper diagnoses and treatment for individuals abusing or misusing controlled substances. 

Information on Informed Consent

Information and resource on obtaining informed consent from a patient.