Do you need help with addiction? Call the Tennessee REDLINE for 24 hour assistance 1.800.889.9789
To educate, support and engage our members and public, influence policy and advocate for prevention, treatment and recovery services.
Recovery Housing White Paper - A Pathway to Recovery
Recovery housing is a valued part of the continuum of care for people struggling with addiction. TAADAS endorses a focus on a recovery oriented system of care that includes a full range of treatment and support. Recognizing that addiction treatment is the long term, management of a chronic disease requires the adoption of interventions that treat the disease at every stage. The value and role of recovery housing is delineated in this paper along with the impact of current housing policy on access to recovery housing. TAADAS has engaged in advocacy to promote funding for addiction treatment since its inception in 1976. What we have come to understand about the nature of addiction, as a long term, chronic disease, is that acute, episodic treatment alone is not generally effective.
The TDMHSAS has released a new Fast Facts Data Portal with statewide and county-by-county comparisons of addiction and mental health services in Tennessee. Follow this link to access the new portal!
The Recovery Housing White Paper is now available. The TAADAS Legislative Committee will meet on June 13th at CADAS in Chattanooga (207 Spears Avenue) to discuss recovery housing advocacy and future legislative goals. All TAADAS members are welcome to attend.
All three of our White Papers, Fetal Assault, Cannabis, and Recovery Housing have been added to the downloadable section of our advocacy page!
The Tennessee Lifeline Peer Project is working in partnership with the Tennessee REDLINE to help clients navigate the process of getting into treatment.
A Night with John McAndrew in Concert
Saturday August Fourth from 7-9pm at Unity of Music City located on 4319 Saundersville Rd in Old Hickory TN, 37138. For ticket information call 615.847.7480 or visit their facebook page.
Sponsorships for the Recovery Month Dinner in September are now available. Click on the link below for more information.
July 3, 2018
TAADAS will be hosting an Acudetox Specialist Training August 24-26 in our conference room. During this 70 hour NADA certification training you will learn how to apply a standardized ear acupuncture protocol and create a community clinic. Download the flyer here
Partnership for Drug Free Kids presents All-Star Chef's Table Event in Nashville. The evening will highlight critically acclaimed local chefs and bring awareness to the life-changing work we provide for families who are struggling with a loved one’s substance use.
The TDMHSAS has released a new Fast Facts Data Portal containing statewide and county-by-county information on addiction and mental health and substance abuse treatmetn providers and services. Follow this link to access the new Fast Facts!
TAADAS 2018 Legislative Session Recap
Background: The 110th General Assembly completed its business on April 25th, 2018 and adjourned sine die, that is without a day to return. The 111th General Assembly will convene on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in an organizational session, which will include the election and appointment of new legislative leadership and the appointment of new committee membership.
Upcoming Elections: In the next election cycle, there will be three open senate seats with no incumbent and 23 open house seats with no incumbent seeking reelection. Those 23 seats include the ones presently held by Speaker Beth Harwell, Deputy Speaker Steve McDaniel, Finance Committee Chair Charles Sargent, and Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh. These departures, along with a new governor in 2019, will create significant changes in the state's leadership.
Download the full 2018 Legislative Session Recap below.