Tennessee Associtaion of Alcohol, Durg, and other Addiction Services

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Basic Information

Address: 1321 Murfreesboro Road Suite 155 Nashville, TN 37217
Phone Number: 615.780.5901
Fax Number: 615.780.5905
Director: Mary Linden Salter

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Tennessee Associtaion of Alcohol, Durg, and other Addiction Services

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Additional Information

Primary Focus: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Language(s): English (Interpretation Services Available)
Professional Affiliations: SAAS, National Council of Behavioral Health Care, Mental Health America
Area of Focus:

Behavioral Health/Addiction Services

Treatment Philosophy: TAADAS is a statewide, consumer-oriented, association with its beginnings in 1976, whose mission is “To provide a collaborative Tennessee voice for addiction, co-occurring, prevention, and recovery support services to affect positive change.” TAADAS represents thousands of consumers in recovery, family members, healthcare professionals & providers.

TAADAS provides training in the 3 Grand Divisions of the state to assist professionals in obtaining continuing education contact hours.

Support Groups: The Tennessee REDLINE (1-800-889-9789) is a toll-free information and referral line coordinated by TAADAS and funded by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. REDLINE staff does not do therapy or counseling with the caller or substance abuser, but gives them the information to put them in touch with someone who will provide a diagnosis, prognosis or assessment of the mental or physical health of the substance user/abuser.

The Clearinghouse was founded in 1980 with initial funding from the TN. Dept. of Mental Health Developmental Disabilities. The Clearinghouse continues to be funded through an agreement with the State of Tennessee and is housed at the TAADAS offices. TAADAS is a non-profit organization whose goal is to champion the cause of quality addiction services in Tennessee, and advocate unceasingly for those who still suffer from the ravages of addiction and for the addiction professionals who serve them. In 1989, the Clearinghouse was designated as the state Regional Alcohol and Drug Awareness Resource (RADAR) Network Center. The RADAR Network, sponsored by SAMHSA's NCADI, is the largest substance abuse prevention and treatment network of its kind.


We believe in:
The right of every person to be treated with dignity and respect.
Working together as a team. Communicating openly and honestly.
Treating all people with respect, integrity, dignity and fairness.

Facility Description:

TAADAS Clearinghouse is the state repositoryand dissemination center for alcohol and drug, problem gambling, and other addiction prevention and treatment literature and information. Free literature may be ordered via our website at www.taadas.org. The Clearinghouse also serves as the statewide referral source for any person who calls seeking assistance and/or resources on any of these topics. Besides information dissemination, the Clearinghouse serves the public with a lending library, which includes research text and data, statistics, videotapes, Internet access and vertical files. Through the years, professionals, businesses, family members, students, and countless others have become accustomed to the reliability of the Clearinghouse services. Numerous pieces of literature and videotapes have been distributed to churches, state and local agencies, jails, prisons, community centers, prevention programs, treatment centers, schools, and universities. Services can be accessed by phone, e-mail, fax, in person at the Clearinghouse office, exhibits, health fairs, Internet website, or other outreach activity. The Clearinghouse is one of the most unique in the United States. All issues of substance abuse and addictions are combined in our information service delivery. (i.e. violence, law enforcement, HIV/AIDS, etc.) Although our main thrust is substance abuse and problem gambling information, we offer a continuum of information and referrals on prevention, intervention, mental health, family issues, wellness and health for the total person.

Patrons have access to an overabundance of tools such as free literature, curricula, research monographs, abstracts, conference proceedings, clinical research, diagnostic tools, articles and journals, check out books and video tapes. These resources are all free to Tennessee residents. Check out the Clearinghouse on the web at www.taadas.org There you will find our video catalog, descriptions of free literature, on line order forms, downloadable documents for instant access to the information you need - when you need it, and much more!