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Hendersonville Substance Use

Situated in Sumner County, Tennessee, Hendersonville is the largest city in the county. With a population of roughly 58,000 people, Hendersonville has seen growth alongside the Nashville metropolitan area. The city, much like Nashville, has a rich heritage of famous musicians and musical talents emerging from the area—including the legendary Johnny Cash. Like many counties in the Nashville Metropolitan area, Hendersonville in Sumner County has been suffering from the impact of the opioid epidemic.

According to the CDC, in 2016 Sumner County, TN had an opioid prescription rate of about 90.9 per 100 people, which is a very high number. This number was reduced in 2018 to 81.8 as per a later CDC report. Tennessee, in general, is one of the highest-ranking states in terms of frequency of prescribing opioids.

In Tennessee, drug overdose deaths involving opioids numbered 1,307 in 2018. While opioid prescribing is down overall in the United States, deaths involving methadone and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl. Heroin deaths are also on the rise. While curtailing the prescription of opioids to patients is a necessity, there is an unfortunate side effect that those who are addicted will turn to illegal street drugs to meet their needs.

Sumner County was one of the 8 counties in Tennessee that experienced an increase in opioid (including heroin) overdose visits from 2017-2018 according to the state’s government website. Total heroin overdose outpatient visits in Sumner county had an increase of greater than or equal to 10. Hendersonville, the largest city in the county, has experienced the ill effects of this wave of addiction that is currently plaguing the state with an increase of drug overdose deaths.

Hendersonville Addiction Treatment Services

Southeast Addiction provides addiction treatment in Hendersonville, TN. Like any large city, there will be a portion of people who are struggling with a substance use disorder. Addiction is a disease that leaves those afflicted feeling isolated and alone in their struggles, even in a large city such as Nashville or Hendersonville, many people suffer by themselves with no hope for recourse.

At Southeast Addiction, it is our mission to provide the highest quality addiction treatment services through our caring and compassionate staff, we are here to help you or your loved one at our Hendersonville Addiction Treatment center

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Southeast Addiction Center exists for one purpose: to help addicts establish sustainable recovery.