Tennessee Governor Unveils Plan to Tackle Prescription Drug Abuse

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam this week announced a plan designed to stop prescription drug abuse in the state, WCYB reports.

More than 200,000 people in Tennessee have used prescription opioids in the past year for non-medical purposes, according to the state’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. About 69,000 are addicted to opioids, the article notes.

Full story of Tennessee Governor on prescription drug abuse at drugfree.org

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