Substance Use Disorder

Living with Substance Use Disorder

Living with Substance Use Disorder

If you are living with substance use disorder, know that help is available and there is hope for recovery. Many of us have been where you are and we want you to know that recovery is real and possible for you.

Tennessee Redline

If you are looking for treatment for substance use disorder, try the Tennessee Redline first. They can provide alcohol, drug, co-occurring disorders (mental illness and substance use disorder), problem gambling, and other addiction information and referrals to all citizens of Tennessee.


Helpline of the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

800.560.5767 or

If you’re having trouble getting mental health or substance use services, call the Helpline to talk to an advocate who will listen to your concerns and provide information about available resources in your area.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

Narcotics Anonymous

NA is a nonprofit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. There is only one requirement for membership: the desire to stop using. The program includes a set of principles written so simply that they can be followed in your daily life. The most important thing about them is that they work.

Celebrate 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.

Secular Organizations for Sobriety

Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS) is a nonprofit network of autonomous, non-professional local groups, dedicated solely to helping individuals achieve and maintain sobriety/abstinence from alcohol and drug addiction, food addiction and more.

Lifeline Coordinators and Tennessee Recovery Navigators

The Lifeline Peer Project uses Lifeline Coordinators to reduce the stigma related to addiction and help people find recovery from substance use disorder. Lifeline Coordinators are Certified Peer Recovery Specialists (CPRS’s) who speak publicly about their own personal recovery journey and work in their region to help start recovery meetings such as Celebrate Recovery, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and other self-help support groups.

Click here to find a Lifeline Coordinator in your area.

Tennessee Recovery Navigators are Certified Peer Recovery Specialists in long-term recovery from substance use disorder who help people get into treatment and recovery. They meet patients in Emergency Departments who have recently overdosed and use their own lived experience to connect with them and then help them get into the treatment they need. The goal is to break the cycle of overdose and help people find recovery.