Membership Information

Mission statement

To educate, support and engage our members and public, influence policy and advocate for prevention, treatment and recovery services.

 Membership in the Tennessee Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services is more than a purchase of services.  It is also an investment in a philosophy, in a cause.  It is a shared belief that alcohol and drug abuse are treatable and preventable; that the availability of quality treatment and prevention services to all Tennessee citizens is important; and that by joining together, we can do more than we can do individually. 
Membership shall be open to individuals or entities with an interest in addiction, co-occurring, prevention, or recovery support services and subject to payment of membership dues. TAADAS membership is not automatic board membership as the board consists only of the board of directors. The Association will meet Monthly following the Board of Directors meeting, presided over by the President.  Issues to be presented to the full membership may be directed to the President in advance for presentation to the entire Membership. The annual meeting of the Association shall be held in September of each year unless scheduled otherwise with not less than twenty (20) and no more than sixty (60) days notice. 
Members in good standing shall be entitled to the following rights and privileges:
The right to promote or hold the agency or business out to the public as a member of this Association. The right to have representation on any Committee of this Association Eligibility for nomination and service in any elective office of the Association. Eligibility to participate in Association meetings Receipt of materials and publications of the Association. Participate in all other services available to members The right to vote on any issues brought to the Membership by the Board of Directors as well as issues brought directly to the Membership.
  • Support and promotion of the stated purposes of the Association
  • Conformity with the Association’s Standards of Conduct.
  • Conformity with the Association’s antitrust compliance program.
  • Support of the provisions of Bylaws.
  • There is no obligation to participate in board activity.

Get the Word Out About Your Service – Your agency will be included in all materials listing TAADAS membership.

Improve State Licensed Agency Policies and Rules – TAADAS leadership works to improve licensure rules and regulations.

Impact Public Policy - TAADAS provides advocacy for alcohol, drug and other addiction issues.

Expand Knowledge – Utilize TAADAS’ Statewide Clearinghouse as an extensive resource center for alcohol, drug and other addiction information.

Networking - TAADAS offers unparalleled networking opportunities with addiction services professionals across the state.

TAADAS Times Newsletter - Free subscription to the TAADAS Times, a quarterly newsletter bringing the latest news in the field.

Drug Testing Network - TAADAS offers members onsite state of the art testing equipment and discounted testing supplies.

Discounted rates at Recovery Books & Things -Discounts on cases of AA Big Books and NA Basic Text and quantity discounts on other items.

Discounted Hotel Rates - TAADAS has a special rate with an upscale Nashville Hotel exclusively for TAADAS members.

Credit Union Membership - TAADAS members are eligible for membership in Southeast Financial Credit Union. Branches are located across Tennessee Nashville, Memphis, Jackson, Goodlettsville, LaVergne, Franklin, Brentwood, Chattanooga and Knoxville.

Membership Categories

Organizational Members

Non-profit agencies with an interest in addiction, co-occurring, prevention, or recovery support services. 

Affiliate Members

 For-profit agencies with an interest in addiction, co-occurring, prevention, or recovery support services.

Individual Members

 Individuals with an interest in addiction, co-occurring, prevention, or recovery support services and subject to payment of membership dues.