Lexington, Tennessee is a city that sits halfway between Memphis and Nashville. It was incorporated into Henderson County in 1824 and remains within the same county today.
Lexington has roots in the Civil War, as most other southern towns and cities do. Prior to the start of the Civil War, the people of Lexington voted against secession, and once the war began, citizens of the city were recruited for both the Union and Confederate armies. In 1862, The Battle of Lexington occurred, where the city was taken over by Confederates after Union Colonel Robert Ingersoll and his troops attempted to destroy a bridge to prevent the Confederates from coming to the area.
Today, the city of Lexington runs on several core values, including honesty and integrity, accountability to each other and the public, fiscal responsibility, and initiative and innovation.
As of 2016, it was reported that Lexington was home to 7,769 people. Caucasians made up 84.5% of the population, 13% of the population was African American, and 1.6% were Hispanic or Latino. Less than 3% of the population included Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Asians, and people of two or more races.
For every 100 females in Lexington, there are 100 males. The average income for a family in this area is $41,429, with men making an average yearly salary of $31,558 in comparison to $23,212 for women.
Lexington and Drugs
Within the entire state of Tennessee, people like those living in Lexington are faced with the presence of deadly substances all around them. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, there are more than 800 operating meth labs in Tennessee at any given time. Not only does meth cause severe physical and psychological problems in those who abuse it, but it cooking it and disposing of it take a toll on both the environment and state funds. However, one of the biggest concerns in places like Lexington includes both heroin and fentanyl.
Fentanyl is widely abused throughout the country to the point where it is one of the most popular opioid-based painkillers being abused, if not the most popular. To date, approximately 1,776 people in Tennessee have died because of drug overdoses, many of those including fentanyl and heroin.
When a substance like fentanyl or heroin is being abused, users can quickly start to experience psychological and behavioral effects that cause them to act out of character and/or inappropriately, steal things or money in order to support their habit, and struggle with symptoms associated with other mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. Physically, opioid abuse can cause pulmonary complications and even respiratory depression when too much is taken at one given time.
Do You Need Help?
The best and most effective way to put a stop to a substance use disorder is by seeking professional addiction treatment. In Lexington, there are treatment options that can help you or a loved one overcome active addiction and begin working towards a happy, healthy life of recovery.
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