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The Impact of Addiction in Tennessee

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Tennessee is home to Country Music Hall of Fame and Country Music Museum Birthplace. Beale Street in Memphis is the blues’ birthplace because Dollywood has a rollercoaster on 21 floors. Gatlinburg is where stained glass, jewelry and watercolors can be displayed. The Great Smoky National Park has 1,500 bears and 800 miles of hiking trails.

Since 2016, Tennessee has joined the list of states with an above-average rate for drug and/or alcohol-induced deaths. Most of these deaths are related to opioids, such as prescription opioids, which pose a large problem throughout the state.

Tennessee prescribers writing out 94.4 prescriptions for every 100 people is partly to blame for a large number of opioid-related deaths. The Volunteer State ranks 2nd highest in the nation for the number of prescriptions given out. The state also ranks at the top for prescription drug-related overdoses with more than 1,600 people dying each year as a direct consequence of prescription opioid abuse. This number does not include those that died while abusing opioids in combination with other drugs.

Clearly are a lot of things to love about Tennessee, but that doesn’t mean it has no drug or alcohol problems.

To combat the prescription opioid crisis, Tennessee has started several campaigns to raise awareness. The implementation of a state-wide database that tracks opioid prescriptions is also an attempt to lower these numbers. By using this system, the government is aware of precisely who has access to prescribed opioids and how often these prescriptions are written out.

Alcohol is the second most commonly abused substance in the state. Alcohol abuse has created many problems in Tennessee and is relatively common, especially among minors in the state. It has been reported that about 9%, or a little over 50,000 minors, between the ages of 12 and 17 years old abuse alcohol every year.

The government in Tennessee is currently looking at different plans to reduce alcohol use and abuse. Drastic measures include banning the sale of alcohol in several places. This has helped keep the alcohol abuse rates consistent but has not been able to reduce the numbers thus far.

Worst Drugs in Tennessee

  1. More than 70,000 Tennessee residents are addicted to opioids, especially prescription opioids. The number of prescriptions written out in Tennessee every year is more than 1,000,000 higher than the United States’ average.
  2. While alcohol addiction rates in Tennessee have consistently been among the 10 lowest in the country, alcohol abuse is still a problem in the state. Every year, police arrest more than 7,000 drunk drivers state-wide.
  3. Both medical and recreational use of marijuana is still illegal in Tennessee. This does not mean that marijuana use and abuse are not problematic in the state; every month, more than 400,000 Tennessee residents smoke marijuana.
  4. Methamphetamine use is on the rise in Tennessee. While law enforcement successfully rid the state of the majority of methamphetamines several years ago, new methamphetamine labs have been found throughout Tennessee. At any given time, more than 800 meth labs are operating in the state. A significant amount of meth also comes in from Mexico.
  5. For years, heroin was the least significant drug threat to Tennessee–but that has been changing in recent years. Heroin use and abuse are on the rise. Most of these heroin users started by using prescription drugs.

Impactful Addiction Stats

  1. More than 75% of all crimes committed in Tennessee are drug and/or alcohol-related.
  2. In 2016, while the state’s population was around 6.7 million, Tennessee prescribers wrote out more than 7.6 million opioid prescriptions.
  3. Between 2007 and 2008, Tennessee ranked first in the nation for non-medical use of prescription drugs among people over the age of 26.
  4. While drug-only admissions into treatment centers have increased, admissions for both drug and alcohol use have decreased.
  5. In 2010 alone, more than 11,000 Tennessee residents were admitted into rehabilitation centers. This number has increased since.
  6. Between 2018 and 2019, fentanyl-related deaths in the state increased by more than 45%.
  7. Only 17% of those who abuse prescription drugs have a prescription. More than 70% have access to the drugs via a family or friend, and a little less than 5% buy them from a dealer.
  8. Opioid-related overdoses account for more than 70% of all drug/alcohol-related deaths in Tennessee.
  9. Between 2009 and 2016, heroin-related arrests increased by more than 800%–from 169 to over 1,500 arrests.
  10. Neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (which occurs when pregnant mothers use opioids during pregnancy) is far more common in Tennessee than in the rest of the United States. Out of every 100 births, 16.4 were a case of NOWS–which is more than twice the national average.

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Whether you are looking for alcohol or the treatment of substance addiction in Tennessee, you are in the right place. This at first seems like a daunting challenge: to figure out the program that is most detailed and specific. The right support journey can be a stressful and daunting experience for yourself or a loved one. We alleviate these barriers by working to help you find the best recovery services in Tennessee. We know that making the decision sober is extremely difficult. With our supportive and caring experts, we make the rest as easy as possible. RehabNow.org will help you select the right choice for you or your beloved friend.

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