Need Help?

Need Help?

Do you have a prescription painkiller or other drug abuse problem?

Although prescription medications may have different physical effects, the symptoms of their abuse and addiction are similar.

Common signs of drug abuse and addiction:

  • You’re neglecting your responsibilities at work, school, or home because of your drug use.
  • You’re using drugs under dangerous conditions or taking risks while high, such as driving while on drugs.
  • Your drug use is getting you into legal trouble such as stealing to support a drug habit.
  • Your drug use is causing problems in your relationships, such as arguments with your partner or family members and loss of friends.
  • You’ve built up a drug tolerance, meaning you need more of the drug to experience the same effects.
  • You take drugs to avoid or relieve withdrawal symptoms.
  • You’ve stopped participating in activities you once enjoyed.
  • You continue to use drugs even when you realize they could be causing problems.
  • Your life revolves around drug use.

Get Help – Finding Treatment Resources and Other Services

Recognizing that you have a drug problem is the first step in getting better. Asking for help is the second step:

Visit the TN Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services


You can confidentially call or text 800-889-9789 for a referral to treatment and recovery resources. Learn More.

Search the state’s comprehensive listing of Tennessee-based community programs, social services, and human services agencies for help near you.

SAMHSA Treatment Services Locator

Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit the Treatment Services Locator

Free, completely confidential, and available 24/7/365, this service from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) can help you find treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations in your area.

Heroin Awareness

Heroin is an illegal and highly addictive opioid that can be smoked, sniffed, or injected directly into the bloodstream. And four out of five of those addicted to heroin start by abusing prescription painkillers. Learn More.

Addiction affects people from all walks of life.

TN Faces of Opioids:

The Tennessee Department of Health is sharing the stories of Tennesseans affected by the opioid epidemic and what they are doing in every county and community of our state to bring it to an end. Learn More

Tennessee Drug Overdose Dashboard:

Use this interactive tool to see state, regional, and county level data on fatal overdoses, nonfatal overdoses and drug prescribing. Learn More