The Division of Substance Abuse Services’ responsibilities include planning, developing, administering, and evaluating a statewide system of substance use, abuse, and addiction services for the general public, persons at risk for substance abuse, and persons abusing substances. These responsibilities are carried out through partnering with other government agencies, community organizations, and advocacy groups. Treatment and prevention services are provided by community based agencies through individual contracts.
The division functions through four offices, four program areas and administrative support services:
Use and abuse of alcohol, drugs and other substances can be prevented, prevention, treatment, and recovery services work. As stewards of public funding, program monitors, policy makers, and service advocates, the division supports and encourages:
The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) has filed new administrative rules affecting methadone clinics and other non-residential opioid treatment facilities. To see the rules, click here.
The Draft Behavioral Health Assessment and Plan for the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant is available for public review and comment. Click here to download the document. Please submit all questions/comments via email to Taryn Sloss at Taryn.Sloss@tn.gov.