Tennessee is the home of country music, as well as home to travel destination cities like Nashville, Memphis, and Gatlinburg. Tennessee sees about 119 million visitors each year who came to hear the music, taste the food, and see the beautiful sights that Tennessee has to offer. Tennessee also has a major Opioid problem and has been hit hard by the Opioid epidemic. In 2018, 81.8 Opioid prescriptions were written for every 100 people in the state, compared to the national average of 51.4 prescriptions per 100 people. There is also a Methamphetamine problem, with an estimated 800 Meth labs operating across Tennessee. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the main concern among law enforcement officials is Heroin. Heroin use is rising across the state and this type of Opioid drug can lead to unintentional overdoses. In 2018, 369 people died from a Heroin overdose in Tennessee and the number is rising. If you or someone you know is abusing Heroin or any other drug, know that there is help available. Treatment centers located in Tennessee can offer care for those in need. Explore rehab options here.
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