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Drug Rehab Tennessee
Find Drug Rehab Facilities in or around the following Tennessee cities:
- Johnson City
- Mc Minnville
- Oak Ridge
- Union City
- New Tazewell
- Bean Station
- Mountain Home
The state of Tennessee is located in the southeastern portion of the United States, and is the 36th most extensive state in terms of area and the 17th most populous. Tennessee is bordered by Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri and Mississippi. In the eastern portion of Tennessee the landscape is dominated by the Appalachian Mountains while the western state border is formed by the Mississippi River. The capital and second largest city in the state is Nashville, with a population of 609,644 residents. The states largest city is Memphis, with a population of 652,050. The total population estimate as of 2011 was 6,456,243, with the center of population centered in Rutherford County. About 78% of residents in the state are White, and 17% are Black.
Tennessee Drug Use Trends
Tennessee is located in the Southeastern part of the United States and is home to 6,549,352 residents (2014 census). The state is rich in American history as well as being a pivotal location for the development of many forms of American popular music such as rock and roll, blues, country and rockabilly. While residents enjoy the many outdoor activities, entertainment venues and historical locations throughout the state there is a darker side to Tennessee. Prescription drug abuse and addiction has continued to escalate over the years and in 2013 it was the leading reason behind Tennessee drug rehab enrollments. This statewide problem has not gone unnoticed and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has developed a Drug Investigation Division to address and handle this epidemic.
Tennessee Prescription Drug Investigation Division
In recent years the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Drug Investigation Division has created a statewide task force focused on the diversion of prescription drugs. This task force handles issues ranging from prescription drug fraud by individuals to high level prescription drug trafficking organizations. The Drug Investigation Division encounters a broad range of violators including healthcare practitioners, patients, pain management clinics, state pharmacies, online pharmacies and street level drug dealers.
- During 2013 in Tennessee there were:
- 53 crimes involving fraud with false pretense to obtain Oxycodone
- 69 crimes involving fraud with false pretense to obtain Hydrocodone
- 120 crimes involving fraud with false pretense to obtain other prescription drugs
- In Tennessee during 2013 there were:
- 2,032 total drug related crimes involving Oxycodone
- 2,237 total drug related crimes involving Hydrocodone
- 9,334 total drug related crimes involving other prescription drugs
Prescription Drug Rehab in Tennessee
The prescription drug problem in Tennessee has created the need for additional prescription drug rehab programs in the state. During 2013, 30.9% of all the Tennessee drug rehab enrollments were for "other opiates". This category includes admissions into drug rehab for addiction to non-prescription use of methadone, codeine, morphine, oxycodone, hydromorphone, meperidine, opium and other prescription drugs with morphine like effects. Of the 4,475 individuals receiving treatment for prescription drug addiction in Tennessee during 2013, 54.8% were male and 45.1% were female. The largest age group receiving prescription drug addiction treatment in Tennessee during 2013 was between the ages of 26-30 years old.
Successfully treating prescription drug addiction involves several components such as medical detoxification, addiction counseling, developing new ways of handling life sober, relapse prevention training, and a thorough aftercare plan. While medications can help ease the discomfort associated with prescription drug withdrawal, they are not a long-term solution for sobriety. To fully recover, the individual will need to enroll in a long-term inpatient or residential treatment program to address the underlying issues connected with their substance abuse. Research shows that combining both a pharmacological approach to prescription drug addiction for a period of time with behavioral drug rehabilitation methods is the most successful approach.
Marijuana abuse is prevalent in Tennessee. With the state's sprawling and rural landscapes it is an ideal location for the domestic cultivation of marijuana. Numerous independent dealers have grown and distributed their locally cultivated marijuana for decades. Additionally, there is a significant influx of marijuana in Tennessee from Mexico. This marijuana is brought into Tennessee through southern and western states by a variety of criminal groups and gangs.
Addiction to marijuana was the second leading reason behind Tennessee drug rehab enrollments during 2013. 2,546 individuals (17.6% of all Tennessee drug rehab admissions) enrolled in drug rehab programs in Tennessee during 2013 for marijuana addiction. 74.3% of the individuals receiving marijuana addiction treatment were male and 25.7% were female. The largest age group in Tennessee drug rehab programs for marijuana addiction was between the ages of 12-17 (26.7%).
Tennessee has a number of treatment centers that are able to handle all level of substance abuse and addiction problems. Programs range from long-term care to short-term treatment and provide a number of different services. Inpatient and residential drug rehab centers typically include detoxification services in addition to their rehabilitation treatment. This allows the recovering individual to fully withdrawal from the substance they are dependent on and receive the addiction rehabilitation and treatment they require to make a real recovery. Considered to have the best success rates, long-term inpatient and residential treatment centers provide a drug-free environment, care 24/7 and a number of other amenities depending on the program one enrolls in. Tennessee also has a wide network of support groups and meetings for residents looking for additional guidance and help regaining and maintaining their sobriety. While meetings and support groups are beneficial in the recovery process, they are unable to provide the same level of intensive care as inpatient and residential treatment centers.
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