Fall 2018

Tennessee has an estimated 70,000 people addicted to opioids, according to the Tennessee State Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Each person exacts a toll beyond his or her own life; drug addiction impacts families, communities and the state.

Yet hope remains. UT has joined the battle. Students share their stories of loss and educate others. Researchers reach out and help the addicted. Alumni fight back, using their varied platforms. We are helping Tennesseans cut free from the drug’s entanglement and reclaim their lives.

Saving the Children

Each day, more than 1,600 American teenagers take a first step into a lifelong cycle of drug addiction. UT Martin…

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Keth Carver intrdouces audience at the 2018 WestStar forum

Leadership Program Hosts Gubernatorial Forum

The WestStar Leadership Program hosted a gubernatorial forum in May, in which six candidates participated.

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