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PUBH 201 PSA: Opioid Epidemic in Knox County

December 9, 2019

How prevalent is the opioid epidemic in
Knox County? There has been a 30% increase in deaths due to drug use. With a total of 191 deaths so far in 2019. Are opiates accessible in Knoxville? One in eight school students have admitted to taking prescription medicines that weren’t prescribed to them. You may be thinking, how can I help? For more information go to And remember
opiates do not discriminate.

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