The Opioid Epidemic in Tennessee
The impact of the opioid epidemic in Tennessee has been staggering. The Sycamore Institute published the research and analysis below to help policymakers and the public grapple with this problem. In 2017, our initial 3-part introductory series on Tennessee’s opioid epidemic examined what data trends tell us about the state of opioid abuse in Tennessee, what state policymakers had already done to address the opioid crisis, and what other steps they might consider in the future.
A year later, we published two follow-up reports: one reviewing additional steps the governor and state lawmakers took during the 2018 legislative session, and the second looking at the most up-to-date data on the opioid epidemic in Tennessee.
2018 Update on the Opioid Epidemic in Tennessee
Published August 2018
3-Part Introductory Series on the Opioid Epidemic in Tennessee
Published August 2017