FAQs & Resources
Narcan Saves Lives
Our office hosts monthly narcan training provided by the Hamilton County Coalition. We are so thankful for this partnership and opportunity made available for our county. In the training, you will learn when and how to use narcan. Whether you need narcan for yourself, a loved one, or someone else; then this training is for you.
The training only takes 5 minutes. Following the training, you will receive narcan to take with you.
To learn more or sign up for training, call our office at 423-464-7568
What do you know about our county?
Bradley County TN Stats
In 2022, there were 37 overdose deaths with ages ranging from 24-69.
In 2021, there were 38 overdose deaths with ages ranging from 17-72.
Bradley County Sheriff's Office responded to 68 overdose related calls in 2022 and 66 overdose related calls in 2021.
Cleveland Police Department responded to 121 overdose related calls in 2022 and 171 overdose related calls in 2021.
911 received 215 calls related to overdose in 2022 and 320 calls related to overdose in 2021.
Information provided by the Bradley County Medical Examiners Office, Bradley County Sheriff's Office, Cleveland Police Department, and Bradley County 911.
What do you know?
Who does substance abuse impact?
Poor, middle class, wealthy
What are some reasons people abuse substances?
to cope with an underlying mental illness
to cope with chronic or debilitating pain
to cope with stress
Fentanyl is a man-made opioid. Because it is so strong and so addictive, it’s being added to heroin, fake prescription pills, even stimulants like cocaine and methamphetamine. The result is huge increases in overdoses, and sadly, more Tennesseans than ever dying. These deaths are preventable with knowledge and tools.
Fentanyl is 50x stronger than heroin and 100x stronger than morphine.
Because fentanyl is so strong, people who make illicit (illegal) drugs use fentanyl to make their drugs cheaper and more powerful. They do not have the special equipment that spread out the chemicals evenly. Each pill or powder is not the same. It does not take a lot of fentanyl to cause an overdose, especially for someone who does not usually use opioids. Click the link below to learn more and to obtain information on fentanyl test strips
Information and statistics provided by TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and TN Department of Health.
To obtain information and receive free narcan/naloxone click below.
Resources and Hotlines
The Tennessee REDLINE call or text 800-889-9789 for confidential referrals.
Available 24/7/365 resource for substance abuse treatment referrals.
Click here to learn more https://www.tn.gov/behavioral-health/substance-abuse-services/prevention/tennessee-redline.html
National Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline- call or text 988
Click here to learn more https://988lifeline.org/
Tennessee Statewide Crisis Line, Call 855-CRISIS-1 or 855-274-7471.
Available 24 hours a day/365 days a year, is a resource for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis. All calls are routed to a trained crisis counselor in your area, who will provide you support and guidance, and work to connect you with appropriate community supports. This service is free!
Click here to learn more https://www.tn.gov/behavioral-health/need-help/crisis-services/tn-statewide-crisis-phone-line.html
VBHCS Mobile Crisis for Adults, Call 1-800-704-2651.
Crisis Services are available 24 hours a day to respond to adults experiencing a mental health crisis. A mental health crisis is an emergency condition that involves a serious disruption in an individual’s daily functioning.
Click here to learn more https://www.vbhcs.org/services/crisis-services/
Youth Villages Mobile Crisis, Call 866-791-9225
The Youth Villages Specialized Crisis Services staff provides assessment and evaluation of children and youth, up to age 18, who are experiencing a psychiatric emergency across the state of Tennessee.
Click here to learn more https://youthvillages.org/services/specialized-crisis-services/