drug/alcohol abuse & addiction

Drug/Alcohol Abuse & Addiction

The Tennessee REDLINE

Coordinated and funded by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, REDLINE gives current alcohol, drug, gambling, and other addiction referrals.
Telephone:  1-800-889-9789 (24 hour crisis line)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA’s helpline is for those who are dealing with substance abuse, and their families.  Referrals to local treatment centers, support groups, and organizations are provided.
Telephone:  1-800-662-HELP (4357), 24 hour crisis line and all calls are confidential.


Other Resources

The Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug, and other Addition Services (TAADAS)

The TAADAS is committed to providing a voice for addiction, prevention, and recovery support services.  Members include consumers, professionals, advocates, corporations, and volunteers.
Telephone:  (615) 780-5901 – Office hours are 8am – 5pm M-F
The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
The department’s Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services offers a list of local information consisting of statistics, reports, resources, and links to national organizations.


The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

A part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the NIDA is dedicated to research on drug abuse and addiction.  One focus is on testing new treatment and prevention approaches.

WomensLaw.org supplies easy-to-understand, state-specific legal information, resources, and support for those in domestic and sexual violence situations, and their families or advocates.
http://www.womenslaw.org/gethelp_state.php?state_code=TN (Tennessee resources)
A program of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, the TennHelp website is a statewide directory of agencies and organizations which help Tennesseans in need.
Tennessee’s Statewide Automated Victim Information Notification Service (TN SAVIN)
TN SAVIN gives victims, advocates, and concerned citizens free and confidential notification about a particular county inmate’s release, transfer, or escape from participating agencies.
Telephone:  1-888-TNVINE1 (868-4631), 24 hours a day phone line
TTY:  1-866-847-1298
Tennessee Sex Offender Registry

The registry helps the public to be aware if a sex offender may be living in their area.  This knowledge allows citizens to know who the known perpetrators are to be cautious around.
Telephone:  1-888-837-4170, Office hours are 7am – 8:30pm Sunday – Saturday