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Confused about which drug addiction center in TN to choose for yourself or a family member? The goal of RecoveryExperts.com is to make sure that individuals can find the drug treatment centers Tennessee offers which will fit your recovery requirements. Whether addicted to methamphetamines, alcohol, Roxicodone, or any other addictive substance, the right drug & alcohol addiction treatment center can help any one quit using drugs.

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Choosing between Outpatient or Inpatient Rehab in Tennessee

An important decision you will have to make when selecting an alcohol or drug rehab center in Tennessee is whether to enroll in outpatient or inpatient treatment. For some people, outpatient rehab is a good choice because they can reside in their current area while going to treatment at a nearby facility. For many others, inpatient treatment in a 30-day, 60-day, or 90-day program is a better choice because it helps them separate them from triggers in their present location which can trigger them to use drugs. If you need help making the decision or if you have questions about the different forms of treatment available, contact our toll-free hotline.

Getting addiction recovery treatment in Tennessee away from your environment can help!

Staying around your current location can have a negative impact on your recovery because you are closer to the places and individuals which contributed to your addiction. If you are interested in luxury or exclusive treatment, there are additional advantages to inpatient care if you seek treatment in another area. Staying at one of the drug and alcohol addiction centers in TN for an extended period of time allows patients to concentrate completely on their recovery. If you want more information about inpatient or outpatient treatment or drug rehab in general, our consultants can assist you with finding the right rehab program by calling (877) 257-7997.

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Tennessee Residents Struggling with Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

In Tennessee, prescription drug abuse and addiction is the leading addiction residents are suffering from. Across the country, the rate of deaths due to drug overdose has quadrupled in the last ten years, an increase which can be attributed almost entirely to the proliferation of prescription drugs used for non-medical purposes, or without a doctor’s prescription. In Tennessee, more people die from abusing prescription drugs than in car accidents.

Drug addiction treatment centers report an increase of 500% in the number of people admitted for prescription drug abuse of medications like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone – numbers which exceed even those for alcoholism. It is estimated that as many as 250,000 people in the state are abusing these drugs for recreational purposes, but only 8% receive the addiction treatment they require.

In most categories of substance abuse, Tennessee falls below the national averages. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, approximately 224,000 people over 21 reported excessive drinking, and 135,000 individuals, or 2.6% of the population, reported abuse of or dependency on illegal drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine.

If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction to alcohol, illegal drugs, or prescription medication, there are over 200 substance addiction rehabilitation treatment programs in Tennessee that can help. Get started today by calling our 24-hour hotline. Our representatives can help you find the best Tennessee drug rehab program for your situation, where you can begin the journey to healing. Don’t wait another day! Call (877) 257-7997 now.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. There’s someone waiting to help you.

The Consequences of Prescription Drug Abuse

Are prescription medications safe? Many people think so, because their doctors prescribe them to help deal with serious medical problems, including chronic pain, attention deficit disorder, narcolepsy, anxiety, or sleeplessness.

However, without the supervision and instructions of a doctor, these drugs can lead to serious consequences for your health. Depending on the substance being abused signs and symptoms may vary. Here are some of the health effects abusers of prescription drugs might experience:

    • Choking
    • Mood changes
    • Decreased cognitive function
    • Infertility
    • Slowed breathing
    • Coma
    • Memory problems
    • Seizures
    • Paranoia
    • Increased body temperature
    • Abnormal heartbeat
    • Cardiovascular problems
    • Increased risk of accident or injury
    • Addiction
    • Withdrawal symptoms like nausea, shaking, sweating, bone pain, insomnia, vomiting, depression and exhaustion

The rate of prescription medication abuse is particularly high among children between 12 and 20 years old, because the drugs are easy to acquire – all they have to do is look in the family medicine cabinet. The number one preventive measure to reduce prescription drug abuse is to discard unused medications from the home, and many states and communities across the country have instituted “take back” programs to help families do that.

Commonly abused prescription drugs fall into three main categories: Depressants, Painkillers, and Stimulants.

  • Depressants

    (formally central nervous system depressants) are used to treat sleep disorders and anxiety. They are used recreationally to create a relaxed, euphoric sensation with feelings of well-being. Familiar brand names which are frequently abused include barbiturates like Nembutal, Seconal, and Phenobarbital, benzodiazepines such as Ativan, Valium, and Xanax, and sleep medications such as Ambien, Sonata, and Lunesta.
  • Opioid Painkillers

    which are derived from morphine relieve pain, create euphoria, drowsiness, and sedation. Codeine, morphine, methadone, fentanyl, oxycodone, and hydrocodone are some of the more popular types of opioid drugs abused. Look for brand names such as Roxanol, Methadose, Duragesic, Sublimaze, OxyContin, Percodan, and Percocet. All these drugs are highly addictive, and commonly lead to heroin abuse.
  • Stimulants

    increase energy, mental alertness, and are often taken by students looking for a boost in performance. Amphetamines like Dexedrine and Adderall, and methylphenidates like Concerta and Ritalin are the most commonly abused prescription stimulants.

Getting Treatment for Addiction in Tennessee

Across Tennessee, substance abuse treatment facilities are adapting their programs to accommodate the increase in prescription drug addictions. It’s important that anyone seeking rehab for prescription drugs – or for any substance – looks for a treatment program which is customized to meet the particular needs of their addiction. When searching for a rehab program in Tennessee, be sure to ask whether they have experience treating your addiction first.

There are other questions you should ask when seeing treatment as well, including:

  1. What licenses and accreditation does the program have?
  2. How long is the treatment program?
  3. Do they use medications to treat addictions and cravings?
  4. What is the patient-to-counselor ratio?
  5. Is detox part of the treatment program?
  6. Besides counseling and medical treatment, what other services are included, such as nutritional counseling, physical coaching, life skills education, and holistic programs?
  7. What is the environment of the facility like?
  8. Are family members included in the treatment process?
  9. What aftercare programs are provided when treatment is complete?
  10. What insurance providers do they work with?

To get help answering these questions, call our on-call representatives. We have all the information you need to locate the Tennessee drug and alcohol rehab program which suits your needs, and we can guide you through the entire process. We understand that this is a very difficult time for addicted individuals and their families, and our mission is to make it as easy as possible for you.

Begin the journey to a healthy future today by calling us at (877) 257-7997. We’re here for you!



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