The Office of Treatment Services
The Office of Treatment and Recovery Services is responsible for planning, developing, administering, and evaluating a statewide system of services for the treatment of persons whose use of alcohol and/or other drugs has resulted in patterns of abuse or dependence. Division goals include providing a full continuum of care which is available, accessible, and responsive to all Tennesseans needing treatment. Our continuum of care includes outreach; early identification and intervention; assessment; placement and movement within appropriate levels of treatment; and aftercare and support services within the recovery phase.
Division funded treatment services are provided through approximately 65 contracts with community based organizations. All contract providers must be chartered as not-for-profit organizations or as a local government entity, and licensed by TDMHSAS to deliver specific levels of alcohol and drug treatment services. Division funding, mainly the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant dollars, primarily targets persons with no other means of paying for treatment. Funding is also available to support substance abuse services to targeted populations with special needs including pregnant women, women with dependent children, adolescents, and persons at risk for or infected with HIV.
Treatment services and programs include: