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Memphis, TN, is found in the Appalachian region of the state. This means that it is rustic and beautiful, as well as rich in history. Memphis is known for its very own, unique culture. Unfortunately, it is also now known for having a very serious issue with drug and alcohol abuse and addiction.
Tennessee is the 10th worse state for deaths related to drugs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To address this problem, a new database has been designed that aims to monitor how prescription drugs are being used, in an effort to reduce accidental overdoses. This is necessary as an intervention, because there has been a huge surge in the number of OxyContin (named "Hillbilly Heroin" in Memphis) users, and particularly among young people. Not just that but young people also abuse methamphetamine and marijuana.
Memphis authorities are aware that there is a problem, and the police are cracking down hard. In 2011 alone, there were some 45,000 offenses related to drugs, 5,000 of which happened in Memphis specifically. As a result, the police organized "Operation Titan Two", which was a lengthy drug sting during which various illegal firearms, 10 kg of cocaine, and 2,000 pounds of marijuana were seized.
As part of these efforts, Memphis is now also home to some world class detox and rehab facilities. Put together with strong law enforcement policies, including a new software for the police department, the result has been a 30% decrease in serious crimes. This is because it has enabled the police to target "hot spots", sending arrested individuals to drug court.
Memphis, TN Drug and Alcohol Treatment
To address the issue of drug and alcohol abuse, Memphis has opened its doors to numerous drug and alcohol treatment programs. Following some sort of intervention, people are referred to these programs, where they will start with a period of detox. Detox is generally done in a medically supervised facility due to the withdrawal symptoms that people experience, which have the potential to be dangerous.
Following detox, rehab will commence. In Memphis, like in most other parts of the country, this is done either through residential (inpatient) treatment, or at an outpatient facility (can be intensive outpatient). Patients are often inclined to attend an outpatient facility because it is less disruptive on their lives overall. However, Memphis is keen to educate people on the fact that outpatient facilities have far lower success rates, and are more suitable for those who require aftercare once they have completed residential detox.
Aftercare is the final element of the overall addiction treatment process and, some say, the most important one. This is where people are encouraged to stay on track and remain sober, regaining control over their personal health and happiness. The overall goal is to ensure that patients can once again become contributing members of society, free from the ravages that substance abuse causes to them, to their loved ones, and to the community as a whole. Through intensive aftercare, it is hoped that this can be achieved.
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