Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) Mission and Vision Statements: 

Mission

Creating collaborative pathways to resiliency, recovery, and independence for Tennesseans living with mental illness and substance use disorders.  

Vision

A state of resiliency, recovery, and independence in which Tennesseans living with mental illness and substance use disorder thrive.  

Programs from the TDMHSAS Division of Substance Abuse Service

Substance Abuse

Prevention Coalitions 

Contact information for

coalitions across the state 

tn.gov/behavioral-

health/substance-abuse-

services/prevention/prevention

/join-an-anti-drug-coalition

Project Lifeline 

Reducing the stigma

surrounding

addiction and increasing access

to recovery resources 

tn.gov/behavioral-

health/substance-abuse-

services/prevention/prevention

/lifeline-peer-project.html

Faith-Based Initiatives 

Certified Recovery

Congregation Program to help

communities of faith build

recovery support services  

tn.gov/behavioral-

health/substance-abuse-

services/faith-based-

initiatives.html

Regional Overdose

Prevention Specialist 

For training on opioid overdose

and naloxone distribution 

tn.gov/behavioral-

health/substance-abuse-

services/prevention/prevention/rops.html

Recovery Navigators  

Meeting patients in emergency

departments to connect them

to treatment  

tn.gov/behavioral-

health/substance-abuse-

services/treatment—

recovery/treatment—

recovery/tennessee-recovery-

navigators.html

Prevention Alliance of

Tennessee 

Informing and advocating for

alcohol safety, substance abuse

prevention, and public health

policy 

tn.gov/behavioral-

health/substance-abuse-

services/prevention/prevention

/the-prevention-alliance-of-

tennessee–pat-.html

Coalitions for Safe and

Healthy Campus

Community (CHASCo)

Alcohol, drug, and violence

prevention on Tennessee’s

campuses  

tn.gov/behavioral-

health/substance-abuse-

services/prevention/prevention

/coalition-for-a-safe-and-

healthy-campus-

community-.html