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Drug Rehab Centers in Knoxville, Tennessee

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Knoxville, Tennessee, is home to approximately 173,890 people. It is found in Knox County, and it is around 142 miles from Athens and 101 miles from Chattanooga. The population of Knoxville has seen an approximately 5% growth during the 1990s. Since then, however, it has slowly started to decrease. Knoxville is a huge transportation hub, and this has made it easier for drug cartels and traffickers to bring substances into the city. As a result, there is now a serious drug and alcohol problem in Knoxville, as reflected in its higher than state average property and violent crime levels.


Statistics on Substance Abuse in Knoxville, TN


Research has shown that Adderall, the brand name of a type of ADHD medication, which is a type of amphetamine, is a particularly popular drug of abuse among young people in the city. The drug is classed as a Schedule II substance, and yet, it seems that those who want to abuse it still find a way to get it, with statistics showing that:


  • Between the ages of 18 and 22, those who are in college full time are twice as likely to abuse Adderall than those who are not in college.
  • Around 90% of full time college students who abuse Adderall in a non-medical way also binge drink. 50% of them have also been found to have an alcohol problem.


City officials in Knoxville were concerned about the fact that those who were in college are more likely to abuse a substance than those who are not in college, so they researched this into greater detail. They found that those who abused Adderall in college were also far more likely to use other substances. Specifically:


  • 79.9% also used cannabis (versus 27.2% of non-college kids).
  • 28.9% also used cocaine (versus 3% of non-college kids).
  • 44.9% also used prescription painkillers in a non-medical way (versus 8.7% of non-college kids).


Knoxville is also a very diverse community, which prompted public health officials to study the differences between various ethnic backgrounds. They found that:


  • Those of Asian descent were less likely to abuse alcohol, with only 5.7% of them drinking alcohol.
  • 10.1% of African American youths abused alcohol.
  • 13.6% of those with at least two races abused alcohol.
  • 14.8% of the Hispanic population abused alcohol.
  • 16.3% of white youths abused alcohol.


As a form of early intervention, the city has also looked at the role of parenting. They found that:


  • 7.9% of all fathers of adolescent children had an alcohol abuse problem.
  • 68.1% of all fathers of adolescent children use alcohol to safe levels.
  • Adolescents in homes where the father does not drink are less likely to use alcohol themselves.
  • Adolescents in homes where the father does drink where far more likely to abuse other substances.


What Knoxville aims to do is ensure that people are aware of the detox and rehab facilities that are available, so that they can receive treatment for their addiction. At the same time, they are putting intervention methods in place to stop people from developing a substance abuse disorder in the first place.

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Drug Facts

  • Prolonged use of cocaine can cause ulcers in the nostrils.
  • Women who use needles run the risk of acquiring HIV or AIDS, thus passing it on to their unborn child.
  • About 16 million individuals currently abuse prescription medications
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  • Ketamine is actually a tranquilizer most commonly used in veterinary practice on animals.
  • From 1980-2000, modern antidepressants, SSRI and SNRI, were introduced.
  • Oxycodone is sold under many trade names, such as Percodan, Endodan, Roxiprin, Percocet, Endocet, Roxicet and OxyContin.
  • Methamphetamine is an illegal drug in the same class as cocaine and other powerful street drugs.
  • Almost 1 in every 4 teens in America say they have misused or abused a prescription drug.3
  • In the past 15 years, abuse of prescription drugs, including powerful opioid painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, has risen alarmingly among all ages, growing fastest among college-age adults, who lead all age groups in the misuse of medications.
  • More than 100,000 babies are born addicted to cocaine each year in the U.S., due to their mothers' use of the drug during pregnancy.
  • At least half of the suspects arrested for murder and assault were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • 30% of emergency room admissions from prescription abuse involve opiate-based substances.
  • Methamphetamine production is a relatively simple process, especially when compared to many other recreational drugs.
  • Tens of millions of Americans use prescription medications non-medically every year.
  • 1.3% of high school seniors have tired bath salts.
  • Its first derivative utilized as medicine was used to put dogs to sleep but was soon produced by Bayer as a sleep aid in 1903 called Veronal
  • 30% of emergency room admissions from prescription abuse involve opiate-based substances.
  • After hitting the market, Ativan was used to treat insomnia, vertigo, seizures, and alcohol withdrawal.

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