In recent surveys preformed by The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), 16 or 0.2% of Tennessee's 7,378 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for heroin. Not including the 1,267 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for either opiates or more than one drug. Studies also show that 125,000 or 2.56% of Tennessee' s citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment fort illicit drug and alcohol use in the past year. Surveys indicate that 0.4% of high school seniors polled had tried heroin at least one time in the past year. 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 six years, though an increase in heroin availability and highway interdiction was reported recently. In addition, no great change in the demand for the drug is indicated by other factors in Tennessee. Texas and New York are the main sources of Mexican Black Tar and Southeast Asian heroin in Tennessee.
Over the last two decades people have called us with Heroin problems wondering if their addiction to Heroin was in fact a disease. The truth is that it is not. People from Tennessee as well as many other states overcome Heroin problems every day without treatment and endless meetings.
If you want to live a life free from Heroin addiction please call St Jude's. We have helped many people from Tennessee find a solution to their problems. We are here to show you how life has so much more to offer.