The Substance Misuse and Addiction Resource for Tennessee (SMART) Policy Network was created in 2020 to support the University of Tennessee’s efforts around substance misuse.

The SMART Policy Network will provide user-friendly and accessible data visualizations on substance misuse prevention, recovery and treatment metrics for Tennessee communities, as well as other related indicators and resources.

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In addition, the network intends to provide evidence to communities and decision makers on best practices, including case studies and policy choices of other localities. These briefings may be in the form of written reports, directed consultations or discussions, or as presentations in public forums. The network aims to become a valued resource for data-driven, evidence-based, non-partisan and actionable policy information on substance misuse and addiction for the State of Tennessee.