The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) is a statewide organization working tirelessly to eliminate the stigma of suicide.
Implementing the Tennessee Strategy for Suicide Prevention as defined by the 2001 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, our efforts date back twenty years.
Through education efforts and events, our goal is to expose as many people as we can to the facts and numbers of suicide – and to debunk the myths. We offer different trainings specialized for businesses, schools and organizations alike to detect warning and risk factors of suicide; we also offer literature and resources for survivors of suicide loss and those with lived experience.
TAADAS is the umbrella agency under which TSPN is funded to provide these services.
The Tennessee REDLINE (1-800-889-9789) is a toll-free information and referral line coordinated by TAADAS and funded by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services. The purpose of the REDLINE is to provide accurate, up-to-date alcohol, drug, problem gambling, and other addiction information and referrals to all citizens of Tennessee at their request. The Redline provides referrals for Co-Occurring A&D disorders that arise along with Mental Health disorders.
The TAADAS Statewide Clearinghouse is the state repository and dissemination center for alcohol and drug, problem gambling, and other addiction prevention and treatment literature. This literature is free and may be ordered via our website at www.taadas.org. Services can also be accessed by phone, e-mail, fax, or in person at the Clearinghouse office. We often disseminate free literature through exhibits, health fairs, and other outreach activities. The Clearinghouse is one of the most unique in the United States. All issues of substance abuse and addictions are combined in our information service delivery. (i.e. violence, law enforcement, HIV/AIDS, etc.) Although our main thrust is substance abuse and problem gambling information, we offer a continuum of information and referrals on prevention, intervention, mental health, family issues, wellness and health for the total person.
Gambling Addiction Recovery Services Database As part of the Problem Gambling Outreach, Education, and Referrals Program, TAADAS is constantly updating its database of gambling providers, including counseling, treatment, support groups and wrap around recovery services for problem gambling or gambling addiction. If you would like to be listed in this database please fill out the linked provider form and fax or mail it back to the TAADAS office. In addition, if you are aware of other gambling addiction resources and/or providers, please forward this information to them.
This catalog will familiarize you with videos about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, prevention, intervention, treatment, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, peer pressure and other related topics which are available from the TAADAS Statewide Clearinghouse for alcohol and drug information and referrals. Once you have signed a video membership agreement*, you may borrow, free of charge, three videos at a time for three business days. You may reserve additional videos for future use. To reserve videos click on the Browse and Reserve DVDs here link below. You can also visit the Clearinghouse in person or call us toll free at 1-800-889-9789. Reservations should be made as far in advance as possible to insure availability.
TAADAS provides advocacy and policy analysis on a Federal and statewide level for its members and the community. The agency’s goals/outcomes include proposing and passing a budget amendment to increase indigent treatment funding for addictions treatment and addressing the Medicaid gap for the working poor, disabled and uninsured or underinsured who will need access to care.
Here you will find access to various other resources such as AA and NA meetings, Recovery Books and Gifts, Resources for Veterans, Fact Sheets regarding the latest topics and trends in addiction and other valuable information.