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Physicians, Healthcare Organizations Convene to Combat Tennessee's Opioid Crisis
Physicians, Healthcare Organizations Convene to Combat Tennessee's Opioid Crisis

Physicians and other healthcare professionals from around the state gathered in Nashville last month for education and updates on the opioid crisis and other pressing issues at the second annual TriMED Healthcare Education Summit.

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News of Note in Addiction
News of Note in Addiction

Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,776 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses in 2017, the highest annual number of such deaths since reporting began with prescription opioids leading the way.

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Addressing the Gap Between Need & Access in Treating Addiction
Addressing the Gap Between Need & Access in Treating Addiction

Need far outstrips capacity when it comes to treating substance abuse disorders. American Addiction Centers CMO Dr. Lawrence Weinstein discusses barriers to care and possible solutions.

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Taking the Bull by the Horns
Taking the Bull by the Horns

Like most states, Tennessee is facing an opioid crisis. TMA President Nita Shumaker, MD, discusses a number of efforts to stem the epidemic.

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