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Tennessee Representative Curtis Johnson Named Chair of the Legislative Task Force On Opioid Abuse

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – This week in Nashville, House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) created a task force on opioid and prescription drug abuse and named Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson as Chair. 

The task force’s immediate goal will be to work on legislation, but its efforts will be ongoing to determine the best strategies for tackling the opioid epidemic. Tennessee is consistently ranked at the top of the charts nationally with regards to prescription drug abuse.
 
In 2015, 1,451 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses, the highest annual number in the state’s history.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Clarksville Police Department Asks, Are Your Medications Secure?

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Did you know that almost 7% of Tennessee’s 12-17-year-old population has used prescription drugs for non-medical use (Prescription for Success – www.tn.gov/mental).

Keeping your family and our community safe is as simple as securing the medications in your home. Answer the following five statements to find out about the security of your medications.

Clarksville Police Department asks, "Are Your Medications Secure?"

Clarksville Police Department asks, “Are Your Medications Secure?”

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Clarksville Police Department makes public aware of Prescription Drug Abuse

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – In the ever changing world of drug abuse, prescription drug abuse is currently a leading problem among both youth and adults in the United States.

There are many reasons that communities struggle with drug addiction, but two of those reasons that community organizations can create community awareness around, are the perception of harm and ease of access to prescription drugs.

Count It, Lock It, Drop It — Are Your Meds Secure?

Count It, Lock It, Drop It — Are Your Meds Secure?

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Clarksville Police Department “Count It, Lock It, Drop It” program raises awareness about Prescription Drug Abuse

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Department says in the ever changing world of drug abuse, prescription drug abuse is currently a leading problem among both youth and adults in the United States.

There are many reasons that communities struggle with drug addiction, but two of those reasons that community organizations can create community awareness around, are the perception of harm and ease of access to prescription drugs.

Clarksville Police Department asks, "Are Your Medications Secure?"

Clarksville Police Department asks, “Are Your Medications Secure?”

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Tennessee State Leaders to Discuss Prescription Drug Plan During Visit to Clarksville on Wednesday, June 25th

 

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) Commissioner E. Douglas Varney, Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder, and other state and community leaders will discuss a plan to tackle the widespread epidemic of prescription drug abuse in Tennessee during a visit to Clarksville on Wednesday, June 25th.

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