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FACTS aBOUT Xylazine
Xylazine is a non-opioid tranquilizer used by veterinarians. It's also linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in Tennessee and across the nation. Xylazine is often mixed with other drugs, and people exposed to Xylazine often knowingly or unknowingly used it in combination with other drugs, particularly illicit Fentanyl.
TOP SUBSTANCES IDENTIFIED IN LAB TESTS WITH XYLAZINE
Xylazine is not an opioid, so that means it doesn't respond to Naloxone, but you can and should still give Naloxone to a person you think has overdosed.
Information and referral line provides accurate, up-to-date alcohol, drug, problem gambling, and other addiction information and referrals to all citizens of Tennessee at their request.
Callers are provided with at least 3 referral sources when possible. REDLINE staff does not do therapy or counseling with the caller or substance abuser, but gives them the information to put them in touch with someone who will provide a diagnosis, prognosis or assessment of the mental or physical health of the substance user/abuser. The REDLINE strives to provide the caller with specific referrals based on their stated needs.