By Katelin Carroll
Staff Reporter 

There is Hope in Hohenwald

Hohenwald Hope Center Ministries


Pictured from left are interim Director of Hope Center Ministries Rodney Anthony, Blondy Church Pastor Jeff Gandy and Recovery Coordinator Michael Trent

Although Hohenwald is a great place to call home, when it comes to substance abuse and misuse, it falls in line with other rural communities that are being ravaged by drugs.

The Tennessee Department of Health reported rural communities tend to be more adversely affected by drug abuse, and it continues to worsen each year across the state. In 2019, 2,000 Tennesseans were lost to an overdose.

In 2021, the TDH reported Lewis County had a total of 31 non-fatal overdoses and 7 fatal. Although the rate of overdoses in Lewis County was lower than in most counties, any lives lost to drugs is a...

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