This page is dedicated to those who are “seeking recovery” and those whose loved ones are “drowning in the wake.” Below is a listing of National Resources all of these can point you in the direction of local organizations that will be able to help you. At the bottom of the page is Resources available for Churches interested in becoming “Recovery Friendly.”
National Hotlines & Websites
Findhelp.org – the Social Care Network
Just enter your zip code and find ALL the help you need.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357) TTY: 1-800-487-4889
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
The referral service is free of charge. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. If you have no insurance or are underinsured, we will refer you to your state office, which is responsible for state-funded treatment programs. In addition, we can often refer you to facilities that charge on a sliding fee scale or accept Medicare or Medicaid. If you have health insurance, you are encouraged to contact your insurer for a list of participating health care providers and facilities.
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind.
Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.
RU is a biblically-based, Christian Addiction Recovery Program, designed to rescue, recover, and restore those in addictive behaviors with the power of the hidden life found only in Jesus Christ.
RU is an addiction recovery class, that started in Rockford, Illinois, and offers residential help for addicted men and ladies, that now has expanded into churches, prisons, and online resources across USA communities and around the world.
PAL Addicted Loved-Ones
Parents with a child addicted to drugs and/or alcohol can find hope in a support program called Parents of Addicted Loved-ones (PAL). PAL meetings are open to anyone of any faith or background as our primary goal is to provide hope through education and support for parents dealing with addicted loved ones.
Anyone who has lost a loved one through substance use knows that society treats this loss differently than a death from any other cause. Grief Recovery After Substance Passing (GRASP) was created to offer understanding, compassion, and support for those who have lost someone they love through addiction and overdose. GRASP has meetings and groups nationwide so that we don’t have to walk the road that is our pain alone. We walk it together; hand in hand and heart to heart.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI Focuses On Raising Awareness And Providing Support And Education To Those In Need.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDA’s mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health. This site has excellent publications available on Drug Abuse.
Tennessee Recovery Organizations
Addictions Recovery Program (ARP)
The Addictions Recovery Program (ARP) offers a variety of services to individuals with issues brought on by their substance abuse.
Who’s Eligible? Tennessee residents eighteen and older who have a substance use disorder or co-occurring disorder may be eligible based on a formal screening and assessment. They must also meet the 133% federal poverty guidelines as set by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
TN Redline 1-800-889-9789 Text or Call
The Tennessee REDLINE is free confidential information and referrals- 24/7. The REDLINE provides 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.
Treatment and other program referrals are made on the REDLINE. Callers are provided with at least 3 referral sources when possible.
The text message capability on the Tennessee REDLINE allows staff to make referrals via text or to follow up phone call referrals with texted information. It also gives people an opportunity to interact and obtain information at their own pace rather than spending a period of time engaged in a call. All conversations and referrals via text message or voice call are completely confidential.
Be a “Recovery Friendly” Church
Nonjudgmental, if you are blessed to have someone share their struggles with addiction and they are reaching out to you… hopeless, broken, embarrass, guilt-ridden, beaten, homeless and hurting are just a few words that describe their physical and emotional state that their journey in life has led them. Only two words will do to become a Recovery Friendly Church, Welcoming and Loving. At this time in their life, you may represent the face of Jesus.
Host A Support Group
There are several faith-based recovery programs available for Churches to host. Many Churches offer 12 Steps programs like AA and NA meetings. If you do choose to host a meeting look into hosting a meeting on a night when there isn’t another meeting going on in your community. Meetings are the support groups and sometimes the lifeline for someone in recovery.
For Pastor’s and Leadership
Educational Resources to Learn More About Addiction