Treatment & Recovery

TDMHSAS receives the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant from the federal government to provide prevention, treatment, and recovery support services and activities for people who are at-risk of or who have a substance abuse problem.

TDMHSA Division of Clinical Leadership, in collaboration with the Division of Substance Abuse Services, has developed its first substance use best practice tool guide.  The document contains information and resources and aligns with initiatives of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Are you or someone you love experiencing a mental health crisis and are intoxicated on drugs and/or alcohol?  If so, there is help.

On the path to recovery, individuals often need help to regain their health, secure a place to live, find a job, build a social support network and get back on their feet. It essentially means, getting some help to get back in the swing of things.

The mission of the State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) is to use data to inform decisions about substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery programming.

Adult Substance Abuse Treatment is for adults with an alcohol or drug dependency, or adults with a co-occurring substance use and psychiatric diagnosis.

Individuals who are pregnant, intravenous drug users, abusing substances, and in medically-monitored withdrawal management may be eligible for prevention, treatment and recovery support services and activities.

Services are available to women and pregnant women with substance use disorders or a co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorder. Treatment is provided on an as-needed basis and is applicable to each client’s needs.


Tennessee Recovery Navigators are people in long-term recovery who meet patients who have recently overdosed in the emergency department and connect them with the substance abuse treatment and recovery services they need.

Treatment is available for adolescents 13-18 years of age who have a primary or secondary alcohol or other drug abuse or dependency diagnosis or co-occurring substance use and psychiatric diagnosis. Adolescent Services are available through residential, outpatient, and day treatment for youth in need of substance abuse treatment.

The term "co-occurring disorders" is used to describe a person or service recipient as having at least one mental health disorder along with a substance use disorder that is co-occurring at the same time.  Proper diagnosis and treatment are critical to a person’s recovery.  

Many Tennesseans misusing opioid-based drugs like prescription pain killers have the opportunity to enter medication-assisted treatment programs to break their cycle of addiction.

Oxford Houses are safe, supportive housing options for adults at least 18 years old who are in recovery from alcohol abuse and/or drug abuse.

Medically managed inpatient detox treatment is available on a limited basis for those who need to be in a hospital for substance abuse detoxification.

The Therapeutic Intervention, Education, and Skills (TIES) program addresses the complex needs of children, ages 0 through 17, who are in or at-risk of out-of-home placement due to parent/caretaker substance abuse.

This substance abuse screening and referral to treatment initiative is patient-centered and offers early intervention to identify and address substance misuse

Social support is vital on your road to recovery. Several options are available.

In Tennessee, agencies and providers offering treatment services must be licensed through the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Office of Licensure.

The Problem Gambling Program is a service designed to provide outreach, education, and referral services to individuals and their families who have experienced problems with compulsive gambling.

While more people today are living with HIV, many are still unaware of their infection and are at risk of transmitting the disease to others. Through early intervention, by getting tested, individuals can help reduce the rate of infections.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by germs that are spread from person to person through the air.

The Lifeline Peer Project is established to reduce stigma related to the disease of addiction and increase access to substance abuse recovery like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings.

Project Rural Recovery is a 5 year, $10 million dollar federal grant to bring integrated behavioral and physical health to underserved, rural areas of Tennessee through a pair of mobile clinics.