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Fast Facts: TDMHSAS Opioid Treatment and Recovery

In Fiscal Year 2016, opioids passed alcohol as the most prevalent substance of abuse for people receiving treatment and recovery services through TDMHSAS.  The map below represents Individuals 12+ receiving TDMHSAS-funded substance abuse treatment and recovery services.


Source: Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services WITS, FY 2014 – FY 2017; US Census, 2013-2016.

Notes: (1) Individuals reporting opioid abuse receiving TDMHSAS-funded substance abuse treatment and recovery services include Tennessee residents age 12 and older, below the 133% poverty level and have no other insurance coverage for substance abuse treatment and/or recovery services. (2) Opioids include prescription opioids, methadone and heroin. (3) Up to three substances can be listed for each treatment admission.  Individuals abusing opioids includes any mention of opioids. (4) Percentages and rates per 10,000 people living in poverty for ages 12 and older were calculated for counties with 20 or more individuals abusing opioids.  (5) Information is based on county of residence.