Dominated by the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River, Tennessee truly embodies the rustic vibe of the American southeast. With a population of just over 6.5 million, Tennessee features a wide mix of urban and rural areas. Of particular intrigue are the hotspots of Nashville and Memphis, both of which are well-known for their contributions to country and rock ‘n’ roll.
However, with the upsides of Tennessee also come a few downfalls. One in particular is drug abuse. Use of illicit drugs in the state has continued to rise the past few years, just as it has around the country. In particular, Tennessee is being hit hard by the opioid painkiller epidemic that’s spreading across Appalachia.