Hamilton County and the Southeast Region (10 surrounding counties) have been deemed a High Impact Area (HIA) by the Tennessee Department of Health due to the number of overdoses the area experiences. The Southeast HIA program’s goal is to prevent overdoses and save lives.
Do you need help?
If you believe someone is experiencing an overdose,
call 911 immediately!
A free 24/7/365 resource for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis. Your call will be
routed to a trained counselor in the area who will provide support, guidance, and resources.
TN Redline is a free 24/7/365 resource for substance misuse treatment referrals.
A resource guide by the Hamilton County Coalition for local treatment options and additional resources.
Addiction can happen to anyone.
Some individuals can use substances without it having an effect on his or her daily life.
However, for many others it becomes something that impacts every single aspect of their life.
Addiction affects the mechanics of the brain and how information is processed. When this
happens, stopping use becomes very difficult and often requires some type of intervention.
It is not impossible, though! Below is Joy’s story. She struggled with her addiction for 30 years. She
is now in recovery and helps others overcome their substance use disorders.
Data reports & alert summaries
Approximately people die every day from an opioid overdose.
Source: CDC. Understanding the Epidemic. Last updated March 17, 2021
The Tennessee Department of Health provides monthly reports on nonfatal opioid overdoses.
Additionally, the 2021 Annual Overdose Report is available for review.