Drug Overdoses Increasing in Tennessee
Drug overdoses are continuing to increase in the state of tennessee.
Doctors believe the pandemic only made things worse.
Preliminary data from the tennessee department of health shows a 22 percent increase in reported overdoses from 2019 to 2020.
The number of overdose deaths is up substantially as well.
Local treatment centers such as cadas have seen a dramatic increase in patients since the pandemic began.
"we look at things and talk about your life being upended, economic stress, financial insecurity , increase in emotional stress, anxiety, depression.
One of the biggest things that have fueled this opioid epidemic that we remain in is that isolation.
Another cause for concern, fentanyl is becoming the drug of choice for more and more users.