Tennessee is the home of country music, as well as home to travel destination cities like Nashville, Memphis, and Gatlinburg. The state sees about 119 million visitors each year who came to hear the music, taste the food, and see the beautiful sights that the state 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 the state. According to the state's 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 this southern state 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 nearby can offer care for those in need. Explore rehab options today.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse. Tennessee: Opioid-Involved Deaths and Related Harms. Retrieved January 12, 2021 at https://www.drugabuse.gov/drug-topics/opioids/opioid-summaries-by-state/tennessee-opioid-involved-deaths-related-harms
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Current Drug Trends. Retrieved January 12, 2021 at https://www.tn.gov/tbi/crime-issues/crime-issues/drugs.html