The Lifeline Program was established to reduce stigma related to the disease of addiction and increase community support for policies that provide for treatment and recovery services. Its goal is to unite, educate, and support people and organizations in breaking down barriers for individuals seeking recovery through speaking engagements and establishing recovery meetings.
The Lifeline Program Coordinator for Northeast Tennessee is Jason Abernathy. Darrell Nunley is the Lifelife assistant for this project.
Lifeline personnel can speak to groups about addiction and recovery. They can also talk with individuals struggling with addiction, those new to recovery, and/or their family members about their experience in recovery, navigating recovery meetings, and what resources are available to support recovery. Lifeline personnel can be reached through this site - Contact Lifeline or by calling 877-366-7593 ext 105 for Jason or 877-366-7593 ext 104 for Darrell.
Also available is the REDLINE, an anonymous statewide referral source for anyone seeking assistance and/or resources on substance misuse and addiction disorders. To get in touch, please call 1-800-889-9789.