Tennessee is famous for its country music scene, beautiful landscape, and country music history. In 2018, 119 million people visited Tennessee to enjoy music, food, and nature. Compared to the national average of 18%, Tennessee has a lower average of adults that drink excessively at 15%. However, in 2018, 1,818 people died from a drug overdose in the state. In 2019, there were over 5 million Opioid painkiller prescriptions written, and over 16 thousand nonfatal overdose outpatient visits. From 2017 to 2018, 4.9% of adults in Tennessee reported having an alcohol use disorder, and 3% of adolescents reported having an alcohol use disorder. There are inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers in Tennessee that are ready to help those struggling with an addiction. Don’t wait to explore your options, find a treatment center that meets your needs in Tennessee today.
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Americas Health Rankings. (2020). Excessive Drinking in Tennessee. Retrieved January 11, 2021 at https://www.americashealthrankings.org/explore/annual/measure/ExcessDrink/state/TN
Department of Health. Drug Overdose in Tennessee. Retrieved January 11, 2021 at https://www.tn.gov/content/tn/health/health-program-areas/pdo/pdo/data-dashboard.html#glossary
KFF. Mental Health in Tennessee. Retrieved January 11, 2021 at https://www.kff.org/statedata/mental-health-and-substance-use-state-fact-sheets/tennessee/