Tennessee Drug Rehab And Alcohol Rehab Programs

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Tennessee State Census Facts

Tennessee Population Facts

Total population in Tennessee: 6,144,104

Tennessee Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009: 10.70%

Males in Tennessee: 2,994,993

Females in Tennessee: 3,149,111

Median age in Tennessee (years): 37.5

Under 5 years in Tennessee: 407,722

18 years and over in Tennessee: 4,674,673

65 years and over in Tennessee: 793,136

One race in Tennessee: 6,061,896

White in Tennessee: 4,873,827

Black or African American in Tennessee: 1,011,988

American Indian and Alaska Native: 15,267

Asian in Tennessee: 80,209

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 3,045

Some other race in Tennessee: 77,560

Mixed Race Ethnicity in Tennessee: 82,208

Hispanic or Latino in Tennessee (of any race): 215,760

Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over: 53.90%

Foreign born people in Tennessee, percent, 2000: 2.80%

Language other than English spoken at home in Tennessee, pct age 5+, 2000: 4.80%

Tennessee High school graduates, percent of people age 25+, 2000: 75.90%

Tennessee Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of people age 25+, 2000: 19.60%

Tennessee People with a disability, age 5+, 2000: 1,149,693

Mean travel time to work in Tennessee (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000: 24.5

Housing units in Tennessee, 2008: 2,758,171

Tennessee Homeownership rate, 2000: 69.90%

Tennessee Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000: 18.70%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units in Tennessee, 2000: $93,000

Households in Tennessee, 2000: 2,232,905

Tennessee People per household, 2000: 2.48

Median household income in Tennessee, 2008: $43,610

Per capita money income in Tennessee, 1999: $19,393

People below poverty level in Tennessee, percent, 2008: 15.50%

Tennessee Business Facts

Private nonfarm establishments in Tennessee, 2007: 137,855

Private nonfarm employment in Tennessee, 2007: 2,475,512

Private nonfarm employment in Tennessee, percent change 2000-2007: 3.60%

Nonemployer establishments in Tennessee, 2007: 459,681

Total number of businesses in Tennessee, 2002: 454,366

Black-owned businesses in Tennessee, percent, 2002: 5.90%

American Indian and Alaska Native owned businesses, percent, 2002: 0.80%

Asian-owned businesses in Tennessee, percent, 2002: 1.60%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned businesses, percent, 2002: S

Hispanic-owned businesses in Tennessee, percent, 2002: 0.90%

Women-owned businesses in Tennessee, percent, 2002: 26.00%

Tennessee Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000): 109,293,454

Tennessee Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000): 97,792,030

Tennessee Retail sales, 2002 ($1000): 60,136,403

Retail sales per capita in Tennessee, 2002: $10,382

Tennessee Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000): 8,024,900

Building permits in Tennessee, 2008: 22,389

Federal spending in Tennessee, 2008: 58,672,276

Tennessee Geography Facts

Tennessee Land area, 2000 (square miles): 41,217.12

Tennessee People per square mile, 2000: 138

Tennessee Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics

Tennessee Social Characteristics: Estimate

Average household size in Tennessee: 2.49

Average family size in Tennessee: 3.05

Tennessee Population 25 years and over: 4,126,506

Civilian veterans in Tennessee (civilian population 18 years and over): 506,816

Foreign born in Tennessee: 246,050

Male, Now married, except separated in Tennessee (population 15 years and over): 1,281,583

Female, Now married, except separated in Tennessee (population 15 years and over): 1,253,206

Speak a language other than English at home in Tennessee (population 5 years and over): 328,390

Tennessee Household population: 5,991,613

Tennessee Economic Characteristics: Estimate

In labor force (population 16 years and over): 3,079,701

Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over): 23.7

Median household income in Tennessee (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 43,662

Median family income in Tennessee (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 53,653

Per capita income in Tennessee (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 24,094

Tennessee Housing Characteristics: Estimate

Total housing units in Tennessee: 2,721,889

Occupied housing units in Tennessee: 2,408,031

Owner-occupied housing units in Tennessee: 1,686,183

Renter-occupied housing units in Tennessee: 721,848

Vacant housing units in Tennessee: 313,858

Owner-occupied homes in Tennessee: 1,686,183

Median value in Tennessee (dollars): 130,900

With a mortgage in Tennessee (dollars): 1,145

Not mortgaged in Tennessee (dollars): 317

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Geographically, Tennessee is uniquely bordered by eight other states making it a transshipment corridor and destination location for all manners of illicit drugs. The interstate and state highway systems crisscross Tennessee's four major cities and traverse each of its borders. These highways carry a very large volume of traffic and are a primary means of moving drugs to and through Tennessee. As a result, the drug situations in the neighboring states have an impact on the drug trafficking, availability, and abuse in Tennessee. Tennessee is predominantly a "user" and transshipment state, not a major source area for any drug except domestically grown marijuana.

The severe drug threat in Tennessee has created the need for more qualified drug and alcohol rehab centers. The best drug and alcohol rehab centers in Tennessee offer a wide spectrum of treatment options that meet individual needs for long-term recovery. Rehab programs may include inpatient, residential, outpatient, and/or short-stay options. While alcohol abuse and drug addiction progress through predictable stages, each individual's experience has quite personal and unique characteristics. It is important that the addiction treatment take into consideration the type of addiction (e.g., OxyContin addiction, meth addiction, cocaine addiction). It often takes a trained professional, either a physician or therapist specializing in addictions, to make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe the most appropriate drug treatment rehabilitation program.

2006-2007 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health:

Below is a table with data pertaining to the Selected Drug Use, Perceptions of Great Risk, Average Annual Marijuana Initiates, Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse, Needing But Not Receiving Treatment, Serious Psychological Distress, and Having at Least One Major Depressive, by Age Group: Estimated Numbers (in Thousands), Annual Averages Based on 2006-2007 NSDUHs

Past Month Illicit Drug Use 444 49 133 262 395
Past Year Marijuana Use 503 62 165 275 441
Past Month Marijuana Use 288 31 100 158 258
Past Month Use of Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana 262 29 68 166 233
Past Year Cocaine Use 139 8 51 80 131
Past Year Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use 351 45 98 207 305
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking Marijuana Once a Month 2,186 193 165 1,829 1,994
Average Annual Number of Marijuana Initiates 45 24 18 3 21
Past Month Alcohol Use 2,026 67 324 1,635 1,959
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use 967 41 230 696 926
Perception of Great Risk of Drinking Five or More
    Drinks Once or Twice a Week
2,295 199 208 1,888 2,096
Past Month Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 168 -- -- -- --
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 112 -- -- -- --
Past Month Tobacco Product Use 1,795 80 303 1,412 1,715
Past Month Cigarette Use 1,535 64 265 1,206 1,471
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking One or More
    Packs of Cigarettes Per Day
3,584 321 408 2,856 3,264
Illicit Drug Dependence 104 13 38 54 92
Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 151 22 55 73 128
Alcohol Dependence 160 10 48 103 151
Alcohol Dependence or Abuse 377 27 111 239 350
Alcohol or Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 458 41 136 281 418
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug Use 129 21 50 58 108
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Use 356 26 107 223 330

Tennessee Drug Use and Drug-Related Crime

  • During 2007, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reported 306 arrests for drug violations in Tennessee.
  • According to 2006-2007 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 444,000 (9%) of Tennessee citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug.
  • More than 2 million (43.42%) Tennessee citizens reported that using marijuana occasionally (once a month) was a “great risk”.
  • Additional 2006-2007 NSDUH results indicate that 151,000 (2.98%) Tennessee citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 104,000 (2.07%) reported past year illicit drug dependence.
  • According to the El Paso Intelligence Center, there were 4 children in Tennessee injured by methamphetamine laboratories, while another 69 children were affected by methamphetamine laboratories during 2008.
  • During 2008, there were 9,806 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in Tennessee. There were 10,278 treatment admissions in Tennessee during 2007. In 2006, there were 11,187 treatment admissions.
  • According to 2006-2007 NSDUH data, approximately 129,000 (2.55%) Tennessee citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use within the past year.
  • In the state of Tennessee it is estimated that there will be around 27,893 DUI's, and 332 deaths due to intoxicated driving this year. Statistics also show that there will be 1,690 deaths related to alcohol abuse, 8,665 tobacco related deaths, and 338 deaths due to illicit drug use.
  • It is believed that there are around 291,420 marijuana users, 47,754 cocaine addicts, and 2,705 heroin addicts living in Tennessee. It is also estimated that there are 127,618 people abusing prescription drugs, 12,174 people that use inhalants, and 21,673 people who use hallucinogens.
  • In Tennessee, there will be around 36,788 people arrested this year for drug related charges.
  • Poly-Drug:
    • Mexican traffickers and Mexican DTOs continue to play an increasingly dominant role in the importation and distribution of illegal drugs within North Carolina. Mexican poly-drug organizations are the largest foreign threat in the state, predominantly trafficking in cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and heroin.
  • Marijuana:
    • Marijuana abuse and trafficking is a serious problem throughout the state, especially in rural areas. Tennessee is a major supplier of domestically grown marijuana, although Mexican marijuana has an increasing presence. According to the Appalachia HIDTA Threat Assessment, Tennessee is consistently ranked as being within the top ten states for marijuana plant eradication. In certain areas of the state, marijuana is favored over other drugs of abuse by some individuals. On the federal level over 5,000 marijuana plants were eradicated and seized in the state, however, all law enforcement seizures in the state totaled over 539, 370 plants.
  • Cocaine:
    • Cocaine is usually transported to Tennessee in multi-kilogram quantities from 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. Crack cocaine is preferred over the powdered HCL form in Tennessee. Tennessee has remained an area of choice for the illicit activities of structured Mexican drug trafficking organizations. These structured groups respond to command and control elements in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Houston, El Paso, and Mexico. DEA investigations and other source reporting indicate that cocaine trafficking organizations are experiencing difficulty receiving cocaine from their Mexican and Latin suppliers.
  • Methamphetamine:
    • The availability and demand for methamphetamine continues to increase throughout Tennessee. Much of the methamphetamine consumed in the state is transported from Mexico and the southwest border states. Clandestine methamphetamine labs can be found everywhere in Tennessee, but are predominantly located in the Appalachian areas in Eastern Tennessee. The numbers of both methamphetamine clan lab seizures and methamphetamine drug seizures have increased substantially over the last year. This increase is in despite of the legislation passed in 2005 restricting the availability of precursors necessary for the processing of methamphetamine. There were over 600 labs seized in 2008 compared to 539 in 2007 and twice the amount of meth seized compared to the previous year.
  • Heroin:
    • 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 several years, though an increase in heroin availability and highway interdiction was reported recently. There has been no great change in the demand for the drug indicated by other factors in Tennessee. Texas, Georgia, and New York are the main sources of Mexican black tar, Mexican brown, and Southwest Asian heroin in Tennessee. Heroin traffickers are as diverse as with any other drug.
  • Club Drugs:
    • Tennessee continues to have a growing “club drug” problem, with MDMA (ecstasy), LSD, and GHB being the most common drugs of abuse. These drugs are frequently sold at “Rave” dance parties and nightclubs and have been predominantly seen in the cities of Nashville and Knoxville. In 2008 there were over 4000 dosage units of MDMA seized in the state.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Other Drugs:
    • Diverted pharmaceuticals pose a growing problem in Tennessee, where the state health care program is utilized by abusers to “doctor shop” without paying for medical care. A special report prepared for the Tennessee Medical Board showed that consumption of hydromorphone, hydrocodone, meperidine, and amphetamine was above average in the state. Dilaudid and morphine are also mentioned as heavily abused drugs.

Tennessee is bordered by Kentucky and Virginia to the north, North Carolina to the east, Alabama and Mississippi to the south, and Arkansas and Missouri to the west. The Great Smoky Mountains edge the eastern part of the state, while the Mississippi River is on its western boundary. The Tennessee River valley dominates much of the state, and the Tennessee Valley Authority is the nation’s largest electric-power generating system. Tennessee has a moderate climate; about half of it is forested. The state’s economy is based on manufacturing.

Tennessee's Demographics

  • Population (2007 American Community Survey): 6,156,7191
  • Race/Ethnicity (2007 American Community Survey): 80.1% white; 16.9% black/African American; 0.2% American Indian/Alaska Native; 1.3% Asian; 0.1% Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander; 1.4% other; 1.3% two or more races; 3.4% Hispanic/Latino origin (of any race)