RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE
REDUCE THE STIGMA
YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE
Our Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists are here to help!
Tennessee's ROPS serve all 95 counties as points of contact for free training and education on opioid overdose and for overdose reversal through the distribution of naloxone (Opioid Overdose Reversal Medication). The ROPS have different backgrounds, including peer nurses in recovery, paramedics, and Certified Peer Recovery Specialists. The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has more than 20 ROPS operating in 13 regional divisions across the state. The ROPS are employees of their local Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions and are equipped to connect people with treatment and recovery resources.
Documented lives saved. Actual number believed to be much higher due to under-reporting.
Units of naloxone distributed. Each unit of naloxone contains 2 doses.
Individuals trained on naloxone usage, brain science of addiction, stigma, and compassion fatigue.
What IS Naloxone?
International Overdose Awareness Day Tribute
FREE ROPS TRAINING COVERS
State of TN overdose trends/statistics & county data
The Science of Addiction
Harm Reduction and Reducing Stigma
Identifying and responding to an overdose
How to use intranasal naloxone (Narcan, Kloxxado) to reverse an opioid-involved overdose
ANYONE CAN BE TRAINED!
To schedule a training or for questions see below for your ROPS contact information.
To find your local ROPS to get more information about a training in your county, click here!
We host 4 Online Overdose Prevention/Reversal Trainings for our Region once a month. REGION 5N1 INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES:
Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, Stewart, Sumner
1st Friday of each month at 2 PM CST, click here to join zoom
Chelsey Wright interviewed with Clarksville NOW to talk about overdose in Clarksville Montgomery County, TN. Click here for the full article!
Chelsey Wright interviewed with WKRN 2 News to talk about overdose in Cheatham County, TN. Click here for the full article!