A community listening event in Rocky Top in April will focus onÂ painkillers, substance abuse, addiction, and overdoses.
The listening event will be at theÂ Rocky Top Community Center on Monday, April 3, from 6-7:15 p.m. It will be hosted byÂ Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank and concerned citizen Patricia Adkins, a press release said.
“The open invitation event will focus on receiving community comments about opiate abuse, addiction issues, and/or treatment, and any concern surrounding substance abuse issues in the community,” the press release said.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdoses now account for more deaths in the U.S. than motor vehicle accidents, with 52 percent attributed to prescription medications. [Read more…]