The University of Tennessee has partnered with All4Knox, East Tennessee State University, One Tennessee and the Tennessee Judicial Opioid Initiative to host the Summit for Opioid Addiction and Response (SOAR) on August 1 and 2, 2019 in Knoxville.

The summit bought together stakeholders of all backgrounds and areas from across the state to talk about the opioid-driven addiction and suicide problem in Tennessee and identify solutions that can be used across the state.

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The two-day summit included discussions on current trends, dissolving the stigma, the economic impact the crisis is having on our state, state agency response to the epidemic, federal grant support and developing community-based, collaborative response to the crisis.

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