Opioids are a class of drugs used to reduce pain.
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In 2018, Shelby County had 123 opioid overdose deaths. Among new heroin users, approximately 75% report abusing prescription opioids prior to using heroin. In 2018, Tennessee had over 6 million opioid prescriptions filled for pain. Opioid addiction can happen to anyone. As of October 2, 2021, the year to date suspected overdose-related death count was 385 individuals with the most common median age of 40.
Any persons who think they may have, or had, an opioid addiction is eligible.
Individuals seeking services can contact Integrated Addiction Care at 901-649-6284 or visit its office at 6630 Summer Knoll Circle, Suite 101; Bartlett, Tennessee 38134. Individuals who need our services can also be referred from local hospitals, first responders, pre-trial, corrections, law enforcement and other agencies.
The COAP program serves insured and uninsured individuals. Patients will be referred to First Step Recovery Centers for assistance, if uninsured. The COAP offers some support services and treatment that may be provided at a reduced cost while the individual receives assistance securing insurance.
Contact the Tennessee REDLINE @ 1-800-889-9789.