The Tennessee Department of Health reported that in 2017 Overdose Deaths were on the rise.
In 2017, people in Tennessee experienced the highest annual number of drug overdose deaths since reporting began.
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,776 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses in 2017, the highest annual number of such deaths since reporting began. Prescription opioids are still the most common drugs associated with overdose deaths in Tennessee.
“More Tennesseans died last year from drug overdoses than from automobile crashes. Few of us have escaped a direct impact of this crisis in experiencing the tragic death of a family member, loved one or friend,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “The good news is this has spurred us collectively to more action than ever before and while prescription drugs still account for the majority of deaths, there is new hope on the horizon in many areas. Prevention works, stigma is decreasing, treatment is effective and people get better.”
Overdose Deaths from Opioids TDH data show almost three fourths of drug overdose deaths in Tennessee in 2017 were associated with opioids. There were 1,268 overdose deaths associated with all opioids; of those, 644 were associated with prescription opioids for pain, which include drugs such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine and codeine. Prescription opioids for pain were associated with more overdose deaths in 2017 than any other group of drugs.
“Our analysis of Tennessee drug overdose deaths underscores the need for our aggressive efforts led by Governor Bill Haslam to end the opioid crisis in our state by focusing on prevention, treatment and law enforcement,” Dreyzehner said. “Legislation to place reasonable limits and appropriate exceptions to the supply of prescription opioids to new patients, provide additional treatment resources for those struggling with substance abuse and implement new teaching and training protocols for health care providers will make a positive difference in the lives of Tennesseans.”
In Tennessee, substance abuse within the home is the 3rd highest cause of childhood adversity
According to the statistics compiled by children's advocates from statistical information from the Tennessee Department of Health, the three primary factors leading to trauma are Divorce or Separation, Emotional Abuse, and Substance Abuse within the family home.
In Tennessee, statistics provided by the Tennessee Department of Health, Substance Abuse within the home is a greater factor in childhood adversity than Mental Illness, Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse, and incarceration.
Here's how the Opioid Epidemic Looks for Tennessee According to the NIH, National Institute on Drug Abuse:
According to the NIH (National Institute on Drug Abuse) for Tennessee and Nashville
The greatest increase in opioid deaths was seen in cases involving synthetic opioids (mainly fentanyl): a rise from 77 deaths in 2012 to 590 in 2017. Deaths involving heroin also increased dramatically in the same 5-year period: from 50 to 311 deaths. There were 644 deaths involving prescription opioids in 2017, a decrease from 739 in 2016
Another drug that is one the rise in the Nashville Tennessee and surrounding areas is Methamphetamine. According to the Tennessee Department of Health, deaths attributed to overdoses on meth, cocaine and other stimulants have risen dramatically over the past four years, Deaths involving methamphetamine increased from 73 in 2014 to 319 in 2017, a 437% increase in just four years. Unfortunately, the number of deaths from methamphetamine use and addiction is expected to rise.
Source: Tennessee Opioid Summary by the NIH
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Whether you are from Chattanooga, Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Jackson, Kingsport, Knoxville, Memphis, Morristown, Murfreesboro, or Nashville Tennessee, the road to drug and alcohol addiction always begins as a misguided attempt to either avoid pain or find contentment, completion, happiness, a way to "fit in," etc. through drugs and alcohol.
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As a unique and effective non-12 step method for addiction and alcohol treatment, Gulf Breeze Recovery has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.
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