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
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.
Talk with us in confidence about what you’re going through. Or let us help your loved ones. Our professional, compassionate addiction counselors are available 24/7 to help you find the right care. That includes the latest, evidence-based treatment approaches and aftercare programs that give you the best chance for real recovery.
We provide free information to acclaimed rehab centers nationwide, and a wealth of resources on relapse and recovery.
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.
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.
National Alliance on Mental Illness https://www.nami.org/
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 https://www.drugabuse.gov/
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
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.
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 group and sometimes the lifeline for someone in recovery.
Have Information on Recovery Community Resources
To find local information there may be a community resource guide, your State’s website and the National organizations listed here may be able to help you.
For Pastor’s and Leadership
Educational Resources to Learn More About Addiction