Harm Reduction

Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists (ROPS) are located throughout the state of Tennessee as a point of contact for training and education on opioid overdose and for overdose prevention through the distribution of naloxone.

Narcan Kits Distributed in Knox County
*Since September 2020
Kloxxado Kits Distributed in Knox County
*Since May 2022
Fentanyl Test Strips Distributed in Knox County
*Since October 2022

ROPS focus on three primary groups with their work:

  • First Responders
  • Individuals at high risk of overdose, their families, and friends
  • Agencies and organizations that provide treatment and recovery services or community resources

In addition to the priority populations, the ROPS will train all interested community members. The Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists interface with their assigned communities primarily through training events. Material for the trainings consists of:

Learn More / Schedule a Training

To learn more or to schedule an opioid education and naloxone training, please contact your Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist below. You can also use the link below to find the Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist who serves your area.

Find a Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist
Contact the Knox County ROPS