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ERs battle opioid crisis; say no to narcotics for patients faking injuries Video included

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Emergency rooms are supposed to be prepared for emergencies, but some doctors say they are seeing more and more people coming in faking pain just to get their hands on narcotics.

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Nashville EMTs carrying more Narcan to battle overdoses Video included

Narcan can reverse the effects of a drug overdose. (WSMV file photo) Narcan can reverse the effects of a drug overdose. (WSMV file photo)
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The opioid drug crisis continues to plague states across the country, including Tennessee. First responders in Nashville recently showed News 4 a key weapon they’re now using in a daily battle to save lives.

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Drug court offers rehabilitation for addicts Video included

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The consequences of addiction are very real for thousands of Americans who resort to crime to feed their drug habit.

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Babies born addicted to drugs a growing problem in TN Video included

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Across the country, an alarming number of babies are born addicted to drugs. The epidemic has led to some parts of Tennessee seeing a five-fold increase in those births in the last decade.

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Nashville Mayor Megan Barry opens up about her son's death, the opioid crisis Video included

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The opioid crisis hit close to home in Nashville in July when the mayor's son died of an overdose of several prescription drugs.

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Max Barry's 911 calls reveal drug addiction's impact on families Video included

Max Barry died in Colorado on July 29. (WSMV) Max Barry died in Colorado on July 29. (WSMV)
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The 911 call made to police in Littleton, CO, on July 29 shows the tragic details of how 22-year-old Max Barry died, more than 1,000 miles away from the city where his mother is mayor.

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  • Working 4 You: Nashville-area drug abuse treatment centers

    Nashville-area drug abuse treatment centers

    Aug 13, 2017 04:01 PM2017-10-09 23:22:35 GMT

    In light of the news that Max Barry, son of Mayor Megan Barry, died from a drug overdose, combined with the current opioid epidemic across the United States, WSMV has compiled a list of different resources and clinics in the Nashville area that specializes in drug abuse and addiction treatment.

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    In light of the news that Max Barry, son of Mayor Megan Barry, died from a drug overdose, combined with the current opioid epidemic across the United States, WSMV has compiled a list of different resources and clinics in the Nashville area that specializes in drug abuse and addiction treatment.

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  • Murfreesboro groups spread messages of love ahead of planned white supremacy rally

    Murfreesboro groups spread messages of love ahead of planned white supremacy rally

    Saturday, October 21 2017 11:01 PM EDT2017-10-22 03:01:05 GMT

    One week from today, League of the South -- a white supremacy group -- plans a White Lives Matter rally in downtown Murfreesboro. Several counter protests are in the works. Local faith based groups and community organizers say they want to promote a positive message of love and inclusion. 

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    One week from today, League of the South -- a white supremacy group -- plans a White Lives Matter rally in downtown Murfreesboro. Several counter protests are in the works. Local faith based groups and community organizers say they want to promote a positive message of love and inclusion. 

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  • Rep. Jim Cooper talks legislation to help DEA fight against opioids

    Rep. Jim Cooper talks legislation to help DEA fight against opioids

    Saturday, October 21 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-10-22 02:50:24 GMT

    Tennessee lawmaker speaks about his crusade to give law enforcement the power it needs in its fight against drugs. Congressman Jim Cooper is trying to right the wrong of legislation. The DEA claims prevents them from freezing, and red flagging large shipments of opioids.

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    Tennessee lawmaker speaks about his crusade to give law enforcement the power it needs in its fight against drugs. Congressman Jim Cooper is trying to right the wrong of legislation. The DEA claims prevents them from freezing, and red flagging large shipments of opioids.

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  • Multiple people wounded during shooting at Edgehill Homes

    Multiple people wounded during shooting at Edgehill Homes

    Saturday, October 21 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-10-22 01:23:05 GMT
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    Police responded to a shooting at the Edgehill Homes apartment complex near 12 Ave South around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Four male teens were non-critically injured after exchanging gunfire with other individuals in a car. It is unknown at this time how many people were in the car, and if any were injured.

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    Police responded to a shooting at the Edgehill Homes apartment complex near 12 Ave South around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Four male teens were non-critically injured after exchanging gunfire with other individuals in a car. It is unknown at this time how many people were in the car, and if any were injured.

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