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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome is a condition in which a baby has withdrawal symptoms after being exposed to certain substances. Many times, the baby is exposed when the mother uses substances such as medications or illicit drugs during pregnancy, and after the baby is born (and separated from the mother’s body), the baby goes through withdrawal because it is no longer receiving the substances.

Effective January 1, 2013, all cases of NAS diagnosed among Tennessee resident births should be reported to the Tennessee Department of Health at the time of diagnosis. Visit their website for more information.

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The 2018-19 Tennessee Together Student Survey

The Tennessee Together Student Survey was designed to determine the prevalence of student behaviors related to alcohol, tobacco, prescription drugs, and other drugs; assess whether substance use behaviors change over time; examine the co-occurrence of substance use behaviors; and provide county, regional, and state-level data on key indicators of substance use among youth.

Tennessee Drug Overdose Dashboard

The dashboards and data available through this application are the result of an ongoing collaboration between the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), Office of Informatics and Analytics, and the Department of Finance & Administration, Division of Strategic Technology Solutions (STS). This interactive tool contains state, regional, and county-level data on fatal overdoses, non-fatal overdoses, and drug prescribing.