Nashville metro had second-highest rate of overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2022, report says
by Kirsten Ficus, Sept 13, 2023
Seven hundred and fifty four people died by drug overdose in the Nashville area last year, a number that makes Davidson County the second-deadliest major metro in the country.
Fentanyl was linked to over 77% of those cases.
Overdose deaths have more than doubled since 2017, according to data kept by the Metro Public Health Department.
Davidson County has the second-highest rate in the country, behind Baltimore, for overdose deaths in metros over 500,0000 people, according to 2022 data compiled by the San Francisco Chronicle.
Shelby County was 12th in the country… (read more)