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 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
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.
The current legislative session
begins in February and TAADAS has several goals for the upcoming session including:
Increase in state funding for substance use disorder treatment services and recovery housing.
Address parity enforcement and ensure review mechanisms are in place to guarantee behavioral health care services are as accessible as physical health care services.
IMD Caps with Medicaid Block grants, monitor the present residential services that are in place for addictions treatment due to the 1115 Waiver and what will happen to these services if Tennessee transitions to block grant funding for Medicaid.