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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 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.
The Tennessee Lifeline Peer Project is working in partnership with the Tennessee REDLINE to help clients navigate the process of getting into treatment.
August 8, 2017
June 29, 2017
New Report Now Available: Trends in Substance Use Disorders Among Adults Aged 18 or Older
Sponsorships for the Recovery Month Dinner in September are now available. Click on the link below for more information.
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 REDLINE has kicked off its warm handoff process. The new procedures allow for clients to stay connected with a live operator until they are passed directly to a treatment provider.
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.