Former pill abuser now battles opioid epidemic in Tennessee

Former pill abuser now battles opioid epidemic in Tennessee

September 5th, 2017 by The Tennessean in Local Regional News

Dr. Stephen Loyd, assistant commissioner for Tennessee Substance Abuse Services poses for a portrait at the Parthenon in Centennial Park in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. Lacy Atkins / The Tennessean

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

He woke up hazy, face plastered against a long aluminum bench, looking up at two campus policemen staring back at him.

A hot sun beat down on Neyland Stadium, which had emptied out hours earlier afterthe Tennessee/Mississippi State game in 1986.

"Where'd everybody go?" Loyd slurred.

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