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Knoxville, Tennessee

Introduction to Knoxville, Tennessee

Settled in 1786, Knoxville is the third largest city in Tennessee. Knoxville has a population of approximately 175,000 people. According to U.S. Census estimates, the Knoxville metropolitan area has an estimated population of approximately 690,000 people.

Knoxville is located in eastern Tennessee. Knoxville is home to one Fortune 1000 company, the Regal Entertainment Group.

Knoxville's climate is characterized by four distinct seasons. Winters are cool and summers tend to be hot. January is the coldest month of the year with an average daily temperature of 46 degrees Fahrenheit. July is the warmest month of the year with an average daily temperature of 88 degrees Fahrenheit.

Knoxville Arts and Entertainment

For a city of modest size, Knoxville provides a good assortment of arts and cultural offerings. Some of the more notable include:

  • The Appalachian Ballet Company
  • The Bijou Theatre
  • The Black Box Theatre
  • The City Ballet of Knoxville
  • The East Tennessee Discovery Center
  • The East Tennessee History Center
  • The Emporium Center for Arts & Culture
  • The Farragut Folklife Museum
  • The Knoxville Museum of Art
  • The Knoxville Opera
  • The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
  • The Knoxville Zoo
  • Sundown in the City a free outdoor concert series in the spring and summer
  • The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

For sports enthusiasts, Knoxville is home the the Women's basketball hall of fame. Knoxville is also home to the Knoxville Ice Bears, a minor league hockey team who play in the the Southern Professional Hockey League. The Tennessee Smokies of Minor League Baseball (MiLB) play twenty-five minutes east of Knoxville in Kodak, Tennessee. The Smokies are a Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Further away, MiLB's Greeneville Astros play in Greenville, Tennessee. The Astros are a Rookie League affiliate of the Houston Astros. Another Rookie League team, the Kingsport Mets, play an hour and a half northeast in Kingsport, TN. They are an affiliate of the New York Mets.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPop.Median Family
Income (2000)
Knoxville173,890$37,708
Alcoa7,734$44,333
Clinton9,409$43,099
Farragut17,720$91,423
Maryville23,120$49,182
Oak Ridge27,387$57,087
Sevierville11,757$37,972

High Points

Knoxville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Tennessee):

CategoryTrophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 3%Knoxville Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 6%Knoxville Affordability of Rents
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 6%Knoxville Walking and Biking to Work
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 12%Knoxville College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 14%Knoxville Well-Paid Single Women
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 17%Knoxville Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 18%Knoxville Racial Diversity


The listings in Knoxville, Tennessee and surrounding areas provide the following services:

(5) Halfway House
(6) Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
(5) Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
(7) Drug/Alcohol Detoxification
(14) Outpatient
(5) Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
(3) Hospital Inpatient
(10) Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders
(1) Seniors/Older Adults
(8) American Sign Language
(5) Teens and Adolescents
(5) Females
(4) Males
(3) Mental Health Services
(4) Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum
(1) Residential Beds for Children
(1) Methadone Maintenance
(1) Methadone Detoxification
(1) Spanish Speaking
(1) Persons with HIV/AIDS
(1) Gay and Lesbian
(2) Clients With Legal Issues
(2) Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less
(1) Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders
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Are drugs and alcohol creating destruction in your life in Knoxville, TN.? Do you know of someone in Knoxville, TN. that is going down the dark path of drug or alcohol addiction? It is very easy for someone to fall into the trap of addiction, but an individual soon realizes that it is extremely difficult to kick an addiction. That is where an Alcohol Rehabilitation or Drug Rehab Program in Knoxville comes in, to assist with the seemingly impossible task of treating individuals who have lost hope at ever being sober and happy again.

A Drug Rehab or Alcohol Rehabilitation Program in Knoxville treats drug addiction and alcoholism by ingraining in an addict that drugs and alcohol are not the solution to their problems and difficulties in life. It teaches an addict that all of their problems have solutions, solutions that can be found through cognitive reasoning and common sense. An Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehabilitation Center in Knoxville would put the individual in the frame of mind to overcome life's obstacles by confronting them head on, and obliterates the person's desire to use drugs as a way out.

There are many different types of in-patient and out-patient treatment programs available in Knoxville, TN., because each individual has different needs. Examples of programs available in Knoxville are Outpatient Addiction Recovery, Short-term Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facilities, Inpatient Drug Rehabs, Long-term Addiction Recovery Facilities, support group meetings, drug counseling, halfway houses and sober living.

Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehabilitation Centers in Knoxville have a two-prong approach to treatment, both the physical and psychological causes and effects of drug and alcohol addiction. As the individual's brain adapts to the use of a psychoactive substance over time, the effect that the drug creates within the body is lessened. Due to this physical tolerance, more and more drugs or alcohol must be consumed to get high or even get a buzz.

The physical aspect of addiction is the first thing an addict will address when making the decision to seek treatment for addiction. A detoxification program in Knoxville, Tennessee delivered by a qualified Alcohol Treatment or Drug Rehab Program will navigate the addict through the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that are caused by abruptly coming off of drugs or alcohol. These withdrawal symptoms can last for days, weeks or months; all depending on the drug of choice and individual circumstances. Heroin withdrawal for example will take a considerable amount of time to detox and is a highly painful and uncomfortable process. Detoxification and psychological counseling right from get-go will put the individual on the right path to address issues involved with drug and alcohol abuse. This gives the individual a better chance of having a lasting recovery and prevents relapse.

An Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehabilitation Program in Knoxville, TN. takes the individual out of the environment which may have triggered their addiction, and offers an environment that will ensure a successful recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The individual will be given tools to better handle life situations and triggers which may have caused their drug use. When the individual completes treatment and does return home, he will do so with a new ability to handle triggers, which will no longer have an influence over him, his actions and behavior.

People who have abused drugs and alcohol shows changes in their brain. Research shows that these changes in the brain effect how an addict responds to situations. Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehabilitation Facilities are aware of this and know that an addict will need more than high hopes to beat addiction. This is yet another reason why professional treatment at a Drug Rehabilitation or Alcohol Rehab Center in Knoxville, TN. is so important.

There are a lot of reasons to seek treatment today, mainly because most people who try to kick the habit on their own will fail and just start using drugs or alcohol again. Tackling addiction and getting control of your life can be achieved by seeking treatment at an Alcohol Rehabilitation or Drug Treatment Program in Knoxville, TN. It doesn't have to be another failure, sobriety can be achieved with the right technology and the care and support of people who want to see you winning again. Don't think about it, do something about it and get your life or the life of someone you care about on the road to a sober and happy life today. Treatment can begin immediately by finding which option is best for you at one of the many Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehabilitation Programs in Knoxville, TN.

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There are 12 local Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Centers in Knoxville, Tennessee. We have also provided 8 additional Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Treatment Centers that are closest geographically to Knoxville:

Agape Inc Knoxville, TN
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Faciltity
Services Offered: Halfway House, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Baptist Behavioral Health Knoxville, TN
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facility
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Seniors/Older Adults
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicare, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Bradford Health Services Knoxville, TN
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Rehab Program
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, American Sign Language, Males, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE), Access to Recovery
Cherokee Health Systems Knoxville, TN
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facility
Services Offered: Mental Health Services, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Child and Family Tennessee Knoxville, TN
Primary Service: Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehab Program
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Residential Beds for Children, Outpatient, Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Females
DRD Knoxville Medical Clinic Knoxville, TN
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Facility
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Methadone Detoxification, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Outpatient, Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum, Spanish Speaking
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
E M Jellinek Center Knoxville, TN
Primary Service: Alcohol Treatment and Drug Rehab Facility
Services Offered: Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Halfway House, Males, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Florence Crittenton Agency Knoxville, TN
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Gay and Lesbian, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance
Helen Ross McNabb Center Inc Knoxville, TN
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehab and Drug Treatment Program
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Males, Outpatient, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance
Knoxville Knox County Comm Action Knoxville, TN
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehab and Drug Treatment Facility
Services Offered: Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Next Door Inc Knoxville, TN
Primary Service: Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Rehab Program
Services Offered: Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Halfway House, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Access to Recovery
Peninsula Lighthouse Knoxville, TN
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehab and Drug Rehabilitation Center
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, American Sign Language, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Males, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Peninsula Behavorial Health Sevierville, TN 4.8 miles from Knoxville
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facility
Services Offered: Mental Health Services, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Cornerstone of Recovery Inc Louisville, TN 10.9 miles from Knoxville
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Center
Services Offered: Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Halfway House, Outpatient, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Helen Ross McNabb Warner Center Louisville, TN 10.9 miles from Knoxville
Primary Service: Alcohol Treatment and Drug Rehab Center
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance
Peninsula Hospital Louisville, TN 10.9 miles from Knoxville
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
A + DUI and Defensive Driving Schools Alcoa, TN 12.5 miles from Knoxville
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient, Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Blount Memorial Hospital Maryville, TN 12.9 miles from Knoxville
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Recovery Facility
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicare, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Campbell County Outpatient Center La Follette, TN 15.6 miles from Knoxville
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehab and Drug Rehabilitation Center
Services Offered: Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Mental Health Services, Outpatient
Hope of East Tennessee Inc Oak Ridge, TN 15.6 miles from Knoxville
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Faciltity
Services Offered: Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Halfway House, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment

Did You Know? ...
Interesting Facts and Statistics:

The sedative effects of Ativan have been reported to last longer in older adults. Accidental falls are common in elderly patients who are under the influence of benzodiazepines.

The definition of a person needing but not receiving treatment for an alcohol problem is that he or she meets the criteria for abuse of or dependence on alcohol according to the DSM-IV, but has not received specialty treatment for an alcohol problem in the past year. The percentage of persons aged 12 or older needing but not receiving treatment for alcohol problems (7.2 percent) in 2002.2003 was almost 3 times larger than the corresponding percentage for persons with illegal drug problems (2.7 percent) (Tables B.19 and B.20).

The proportion of teens aged 12 to 17 who reported perceiving great risk from smoking one or more packs of cigarettes per day increased from 63.1 percent in 2002 to 68.3 percent in 2005.

In 2006, among persons with substance dependence or abuse, the proportion with dependence on or abuse of illegal drugs also was associated with age: 57.4 percent of teens aged 12 to 17, 36.9 percent of young adults aged 18 to 25, and 24.1 percent of adults aged 26 or older.

Smoking crack cocaine can produce a particularly aggressive paranoid behavior in users.

Lortab, when used medicinally, is given generally given by mouth either in tablet or liquid form. Lortab tastes slightly bitter and has the consistency of a white, odorless crystalline powder.


Strong support groups and sober friends are very helpful for recovering Alcoholics after rehab. Alcoholics Anonymous provides meetings that recovering alcoholics can attend to help stay focused on their sobriety. You can find AA meetings at the following locations in Knoxville:

Brown Bag
St. Elizabeth`s Hosp.
2700 M.l.k. Jr. Ave
Knoxville, Tennessee 37921

AA Meeting Days and Times
Wednesday, 12:00 AM

Pasa
St. Eliz. Hosp.
2700 M.l.k. Jr. Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37921

AA Meeting Days and Times
Saturday, 10:00 AM

St. Elizabeth
St. Eliz. Hosp.
2700 M.l.k. Jr. Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37921

AA Meeting Days and Times
Monday, 8:00 PM
Wednesday, 8:30 PM

St. Elizabeth's
St. Elizabeth`s Hosp.
2700 M.l.k. Jr. Ave
Knoxville, Tennessee 37921

AA Meeting Days and Times
Friday, 8:30 PM
The following survey was completed by residents of Knoxville, Tennessee as part of the USNODRUGS monitoring program. The survey below is a representation of perceptual drug and alcohol usage rates in Knoxville, Tennessee. We cannot guarantee complete accuracy, but our monitoring team uses the highest standards for survey compilation.
You do not have to answer all of the survey questions, you should only answer questions that are relevant to your thoughts and experiences.
Survey results as of April 1, 2014
Perception of marijuana in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Do you believe that using marijuana can be harmful?
Maybe
No
Yes
80%
4%
16%
Marijuana use in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Have you used marijuana in your lifetime?
No
Yes
79%
21%
Have you used marijuana in the past month?
No
Yes
83%
17%
Do you use marijuana regularly?
Maybe
No
Yes
0%
98%
2%
Perception of Alcohol in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Do you believe that drinking alcohol can be harmful?
Maybe
No
Yes
4%
18%
78%
Have you had a binge drinking experience in the past month?
No
Yes
91%
9%
Do you consume alcohol daily?
Maybe
No
Yes
10%
82%
8%
How old were you when you first experimented with alcohol?
0-10
11-21
22-31
32 or older
4%
8%
63%
25%
What motivated you to use drugs or alcohol for the first time in Knoxville, Tennessee?
Boredom
Curiousity
Drugs were all around
Family problem
Hopelessness
It was easy to get
None of the above
Peer Pressure
To fit in
Unhappiness
15%
16%
0%
2%
8%
0%
42%
14%
2%
1%
Most common first drug experience in Knoxville, Tennessee?
Alcohol
Club Drug
Crack Cocaine
Ecstasy
Heroin
Inhalants
Marijuana
Meth
Over The Counter Drug
Powder Cocaine
Prescription Drug
Psychedelic Drug
19%
5%
3%
4%
3%
4%
15%
2%
7%
5%
26%
7%
Use of drugs and alcohol in Knoxville, Tennessee schools.
Have you ever gone to school in Knoxville, Tennessee under the influence of marijuana?
Maybe
No
Yes
0%
92%
8%
Have you ever gone to school in Knoxville, Tennessee under the influence of alcohol?
Maybe
No
Yes
12%
85%
3%
What is the most common drug used in your school in Knoxville, Tennessee?
Alcohol
Club Drug
Crack Cocaine
Ecstasy
Heroin
Inhalants
Marijuana
Meth
Over The Counter Drug
Powder Cocaine
Prescription Drug
Psychedelic Drug
17%
5%
2%
4%
2%
5%
14%
5%
12%
9%
16%
9%
Your Age?
0-10
11-21
22-31
32 or older
7%
3%
62%
28%
Your Gender?
Female
Male
9%
91%
Surveys updated monthly.

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