Tennessee is facing a deepening opioid crisis, with deaths from drug overdoses continuing to rise. According to the Tennessee State Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, of the state's estimated 6.7 million people an estimated 70,000 are reported to be addicted to opioids.
Fentanyl is set to overtake Vicodin, Oxycontin, and hydrocodone as the primary cause for drug overdoses in Tennessee, as more addicts are transitioning from prescription pills to street drugs. In 2016, the number of fatal overdoses from fentanyl rose 74%, killing 294, then another 70% in 2017, killing 500. In Nashville, fentanyl deaths surpassed heroin deaths for the first time in 2017. A total of 1,776 Tennesseans died of overdoses in 2017.
Of the 220 counties across the US most at risk of outbreaks of HIV and/or hepatitis C as a result of the opioid epidemic, few counties in the country rank as poorly as Hancock, Jackson, Benton, and Scott County.
If you or someone you care about needs help with a mental health and/or addiction problem, call the crisis helpline 855-CRISIS-1 (855-274-7471), available a 24/7/365. All calls are answered by a trained specialist within your area. The service is free and operated by the TDMHSAS (Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services).
In an emergency, call 9-1-1.
La Paloma Treatment Center in Memphis is a treatment facility and long-term rehab for men and women. The facility accepts clients on opioid medication.
Cornerstone of Recovery is an outpatient rehab/treatment center for adults, young adults and impaired professionals. We are based in Louisville, Tennessee. Our focus is on residential addiction treatment. Cornerstone of Recovery further specializes in the provision of an intensive outpatient program (IOP), medical detoxification and the treatment of co-occuring disorders.
Focus treatment center Chattanooga is a drug and alcohol rehab for adolescents and adults. We are based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Our focus is on residential addiction treatment and we further specialize in the provision of an intensive outpatient program (IOP), medical detoxification and the treatment of co-occuring disorders.
A private residential treatment facility located in East Tennessee's Smoky Mountains on 27-acres. They offer a 30-, 60 or 90-Day gender-specific treatment.
Freeman Recovery Center is located outside of Nashville, TN and has become a nationally recognized brand for it's intimate setting that allows for a client-to-staff ratio for highly individualized care.
Volunteer Comp Treatment Center in Chattanooga is a detox clinic and opioid treatment program for methadone and buprenorphine clients. This treatment provider is listed as a SAMHSA-Certified Opioid Treatment Program. The facility accepts pregnant and postpartum women.
Bradford Health Services in Franklin is a detox clinic and opioid treatment program, including Opioid Treatment Clients-Only services for adults and teenager.