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Choosing a drug rehab program in the state of Tennessee for a drug addiction can often be a complicated task. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has reported that the most successful form of treatment for a drug addiction is an inpatient residential drug rehab program that requires a stay of three months or longer. There are other types of treatment options for cases of drug addiction in the state of Tennessee, such as short term and outpatient drug rehab. Not many individuals that are coming out of the chaos of drug addiction can benefit from a drug rehab program in which they are returning home every night to the environment where they previously used drugs or alcohol. In choosing a Tennessee drug rehab center, the most important question that should be asked is about the long term success rate as in relation to former clients that have been treated for a drug addiction. Once you have located a drug rehab with a successful track record in drug addiction treatment, you can work in unison with the center to put into place a successful drug recovery plan. The cost of the Tennessee drug rehab facility may have to be considered, but this should never be the determining factor in choosing a treatment facility for your drug addiction. An individual that is actively engaged in a drug addiction does not take the time to add up what they are spending on the habit, yet they will sometimes scrutinize the cost of a drug rehab program.

The cost of maintaining a drug addiction should not only be measured monetarily, but also by the numerous negative effects that arise as direct result of the substance abuse problem. Aside from the damage a drug addiction creates in terms of personal relationships, a person who is struggling with a substance abuse problem often suffers from damage to their self esteem. When an individual is presently engaged in a drug addiction, they will experience feelings of hopelessness, shame and guilt, because deep down they know what they are doing is wrong. Because the individual cannot stop using without professional help, they will continue in their drug addiction; the gap between the individual's personal values and their current actions will only cause them to feel worse about themselves. The most prominent feature of any drug addiction is that an individual puts the craving for drugs above everything else in their lives and nothing else is held as sacredly. They will actively pursue their drug of choice to in order to avoid the painful discomfort of withdrawal; until they receive the professional drug rehabilitation that they need to overcome the drug addiction.

The first component of any quality Tennessee drug rehab facility is generally the detoxification process. The purpose of the drug detox process is to safely manage and minimize drug withdrawal symptoms. An individual is not able to flourish in a drug rehab program, until they are no longer struggling with the discomfort of physical drug withdrawal symptoms. Most Tennessee drug rehab centers will use various forms of counseling to help the individual to get to the root of their substance abuse problem, and to delve into the various reasons that the individual chose to use drugs in the first place. The goal of all drug treatment is for the individual be able to consciously choose sobriety over substance abuse as a result of the successful completion of a drug rehab program.

  • According to the most recent available data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health(NSDUH), almost 9% of the citizens in the state of Tennessee that are aged 12 and older, reported using an illicit drug at least once in the last 30 days.
  • Over 2 million of the citizens in the state of Tennessee that are aged 12 or older have reported that using marijuana at least once a month was a "great risk".
  • Additional NSDUH results have indicated that over 150, 00 of the citizens in the state of Tennessee that are aged 12 or older have reported using an illicit drug within the last year.
  • Approximately 104,000 of the citizens in Tennessee that are aged 12 and over have reported a past year illicit drug dependence.
  • In Tennessee, diverted pharmaceuticals are increasingly becoming a greater problem .The Tennessee Medical Board has indicated that the consumption of Dilaudid, hydrocodone, meperidine, and amphetamine are above average in the state.
  • Club drugs such as ketamine, ecstasy, LSD, and GHB are increasingly becoming a growing problem in the state of Tennessee. These drugs are commonly sold at nightclubs which host all night dance parties called "raves". Club drugs are more readily available in larger metropolitan cities such as Nashville and Knoxville.
  • Wide availability and the increase in demand for meth continue to rise in Tennessee. The majority of the meth that is consumed in the state is transported from Mexico and other states that are along the Southwest Border. As meth use continues to rival the use of crack cocaine in Tennessee, the availability of the drug is expected to increase. The occurrence of methamphetamine labs in the state has increased by over 20% in the last several years.
  • Marijuana is considered a serious drug threat in Tennessee; trafficking of the drug in rural areas of the state is increasingly becoming a greater problem.
  • Heroin is not considered to be a drug threat in the state of Tennessee, and use of the drug has remained stable over the last 7 years.
  • In Tennessee, cocaine is most commonly used in the form of crack.

If you or a loved one is struggling with a drug addiction in Tennessee, take a minute right now to contact a Tennessee drug rehab facility. The only thing you have to lose is a drug addiction itself.

Tennessee Drug Information and Drug Trafficking

The state of Tennessee is uncommon geographically because it is bordered by eight other states. The interstate and state highway systems crisscross Tennessee's four major cities and traverse each of its borders. When it comes to drug trafficking in Tennessee, these highways carry a very large volume of traffic and are a primary means of moving drugs to and through the state. As a result, the drug situations in the neighboring states have an impact on the drug situation in Tennessee. Tennessee is predominantly a "user" and a transshipment state, not a major source area for any drug except domestically grown marijuana.

Drug information from Tennessee shows that cocaine is usually transported to Tennessee in multi-kilogram quantities from source cities in the western United States and from Texas, Illinois, Georgia, and California. Hamilton, Davidson, and Shelby counties are considered the distribution hubs for the state. Abusers of cocaine in Tennessee tend to consume the drug in crack form-a change from the preferred cocaine HCl abuse of a few years ago-making crack the current most popular drug of abuse among Tennessee residents. Tennessee has seen a significant increase in the trafficking activities of structured Mexican trafficking organizations. These structured groups respond to command and control elements in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Houston, and Mexico.

Heroin use in Tennessee is limited to a very small number of long-time users. The heroin trafficking situation has been very stable in the state for the past five years, though an increase in heroin availability was reported in Memphis recently. Also, despite attempts by traffickers from Philadelphia to reestablish a heroin distribution organization in eastern Tennessee, no great change in the demand for the drug is indicated by other factors in Tennessee. Texas and New York are the main sources of Mexican Black Tar and Southeast Asian heroin in Tennessee.

In Tennessee, the availability and demand for meth continues to increase throughout the state. Much of the methamphetamine consumed in the state is transported from Mexico and the Southwest Border area. Clandestine methamphetamine labs can be found everywhere in Tennessee and are encountered almost daily by law enforcement. Tennessee accounts for 75 percent of the methamphetamine lab seizures in the Southeast. These facts are a stark contrast to the problem of a few years ago.

The labs that are discovered in Tennessee are generally characterized as small and unsophisticated. These clandestine methamphetamine labs pose a significant threat because lab operators are frequently armed and substantially involved in the drug's distribution. Southeast Tennessee has seen a significant increase in the activities of structured Mexican methamphetamine trafficking groups. These groups control much of the methamphetamine distribution in the Chattanooga area. Command and control for these Mexican organizations are frequently found in Dalton, GA. There is anticipation of an increase in methamphetamine use in Tennessee as the drug gains popularity over crack cocaine use.

It is important to note that Tennessee has a growing "Club Drugs" problem, with MDMA (ecstasy), LSD, and GHB being the most common drugs of abuse. These drugs are frequently sold at Raves and have been identified in the cities of Nashville and Knoxville.

Marijuana abuse and trafficking is a serious problem throughout the state, especially in rural areas. Tennessee is a major supplier of domestically grown marijuana. In fact, according to the Appalachia HIDTA Threat Assessment, Tennessee, along with West Virginia and Kentucky, produce the majority of the United States' supply of domestic marijuana.

Prosecution of marijuana growers in the state has been extremely difficult due to an intelligence gap. Many of the domestic marijuana sites detected are so small that even if the owner/grower were identified, the U.S. Attorney would be reluctant to prosecute. There have also been seizures of Mexican marijuana in the state. Marijuana is favored over other drugs of abuse by some in certain areas of Tennessee.

Drug information from Tennessee shows that diverted pharmaceuticals also pose a problem. A special ARCOS report prepared for the Tennessee Medical Board showed that consumption of hydromorphone, hydrocodone, meperidine, and amphetamine was above average in TN. Dilaudid and morphine are also mentioned as heavily abused drugs in Tennessee.

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  • Tennessee Facts
  • Tennessee has seen a significant increase in the trafficking activities of structured Mexican trafficking organizations. These structured groups respond to command and control elements in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Houston and Mexico.
  • In Tennessee, 195 substance abuse treatment facilities responded to the 2004 N-SSATS, reporting that there were 13,139 clients in substance abuse treatment on March 31, 2004. The survey response rate in Tennessee was 98%.
  • During 2008, 17.5% of the drug rehab admissions in Tennessee were related to marijuana use.
  • 3.9% of the 9th grade students in Tennessee have reported using ecstasy at least once.
  • Tennessee, Statistics
  • The population of Tennessee is 5,681,723 with 2,765,655 Males and 2,916,068 Females.

    The population of Tennessee, breaks down into the following age groups:

    Under Age 5: 374,165
    Age 5-9: 395,102
    Age 10-14: 394,588
    Age 15-19: 394,534
    Age 20-24: 384,797
    Age 25-34: 814,211
    Age 35-44: 901,486
    Age 45-54: 786,597
    Age 55-59: 293,832
    Age 60-64: 239,240
    Age 65-74: 382,763
    Age 75-84: 238,952
    Over 85: 81,456

    The Median age in Tennessee, is 37.4

    Tennessee Summary
    Tennessee Area - 40753.89 Sq. Miles
    Land - 40633.21 Sq. Miles
    Water - 120.67 Sq. Miles

    The population Density in Tennessee is 139.83 People per Sq. Mile
    Elevation of Tennessee - 772 Feet
    Timezone - Central (GMT -6)

    Tennessee School Enrollment Breakdown
    Age 3 and Over enrolled in Tennessee schools - 1,412,872
    Tennessee children enrolled in Nursery or Preschool - 89,825
    Children in Tennessee enrolled in Kindergarten - 78,093
    Tennessee children enrolled in Elementary School - 648,995
    Tennessee Highschool Enrollment - 308,974
    Tennessee College Enrollment - 286,985

    Tennessee Economy and Employment
    Employment Breakdown:
    16 years and over - 4,440,426
    Total Males in Work Force in Tennessee - 1,510,537
    Total Females in Work Force in Tennessee - 1,307,934

    Occupation Breakdown in Tennessee:
    Management and Professional Occupation related jobs in Tennessee - 780,904
    Service related jobs in Tennessee - 362,688
    Sales and Office Related jobs in Tennessee - 692,317
    Forestry, Farming and Fishing related jobs in Tennessee - 14,630
    Construction and Maintenance related jobs in Tennessee - 272,020
    Production and Transportation related jobs in Tennessee - 527,920

    Tennessee Houselhold Income Breakdown:
    Household Income-
    Less than $10,000 - 267,274
    $10,000.00 - $14,999 - 161,666
    $15,000 - $24,999 - 325,952
    $25,000 - $34,999 - 319,648
    $35,000 - $49,999 - 387,722
    $50,000 - $74,999 - 405,075
    $75,000 - $99,999 - 179,424
    $100,000 - $149,999 - 116,732
    $150,000 - $199,999 - 31,095
    $200,000 or more - 38,104
    Average Household Income in Tennessee - $34,583.80
    Average Household Size in Tennessee - 2.49

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