Tennessee is a landlocked southern state and one of the music capitals of the country. Known to the be the heart of the country music world, Tennessee's capital city of Nashville is home to the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Another iconic city, Memphis is the home of the Blues, Elvis Presley, and Graceland. Tennessee is home to 6.7 million people, and shares borders with South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky.
The most commonly used addictive substance among adults in Tennessee is alcohol, and among teens it is the second most commonly used substance after tobacco. The Tennessee Department of Health reports that that binge drinking is the most common form of drinking throughout the state, accounting for three quarters of the total alcohol consumed. The report also indicates that 20 percent of youth in Tennessee began drinking alcohol before the age of thirteen.
Tennessee is among several states which is above the national average for heroin overdose death rates. As of 2016, Tennessee's overdose death rate was 18.1 deaths per 100,000 persons, compared to the national average of 13.3 deaths per 100,000 persons. The National Institutes on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that opioid prescriptions written in 2015 were at a rate of 118.3 per 100 people, significantly higher than the national average of 70.0 per 100 people. More than from just heroin, Tennessee has experienced an enormous increase in overdose deaths due to synthetic opioids like fentanyl and prescription opioids, which climbed from 72 to 395 deaths and 516 to 739 deaths, respectively.
According to the 2017 Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), the majority of admissions to treatment were for heroin or other opioids as the primary substance of abuse, comprising about 35 percent of total admissions for the year. The second most common primary drug of abuse in Tennessee during 2017 was amphetamines, followed by alcohol.
Tennessee is home to several-hundred addiction treatment centers and programs and offers many options at varying levels of care, depending on the needs and stages of addiction or recovery.
There are several options for levels of care in Tennessee addiction rehab, which include the following:
Tennessee programs welcome and treat individuals from all populations, including:
Payment for addiction treatment in Tennessee can be arranged through several sources, which include:
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