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 Jeremiah Lovelady.
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 by calling 877-366-7593 ext 105 for Jeremiah.
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.
Below are links to recovery meetings in the Northeast Region (Greene, Hawkins, Hancock, Sullivan, Washington, Carter and Unicoi Counties). These include recovery meetings that do not show up on regular meeting lists and includes faith-based recovery meetings:
Treatment and Recovery Meetings Guide. Updated regularly
12 Step, Faith-Based, or Other Type Meetings (Printable Version) HERE
District 1, Kingsport and Bristol, 865-522-9667
District 2, Johnson City, Erwin, and Greeneville, 423-928-0871.
The following links are options for online recovery meetings:
In the Rooms: https://www.intherooms.com/home/
This page is dedicated to resources and information about how churches and faith-based organizations can support those struggling with addiction and those in recovery. overy.
This project is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.