Addiction


Why Bad Habits Are Hard to Break?
60 Minutes addresses the issue with Dr. Nora Volkow, the very interesting Director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse




  1. Increase evidence-based addiction and recovery programs
  2. Help with diverting individuals to evidence-based programs rather than incarceration
  3. Decrease prevalence of substance use by individuals in a recovery program
  4. Support addiction and recovery services throughout Tennessee
  5. Help establish practices and procedures that support treatment, recovery and relapse prevention
  6. Promote awareness and education
  7. Increase awareness for the necessity of addiction recovery support:
    1. AA
    2. NA
    3. Celebrate Recovery
    4. Drug/Recovery Court
    5. 12 Step Programs
    6. Peer Programs
Jason Abernathy, Local Lifeline Project Coordinator - 877-366-7593, ext. 105


Addictive Behaviors: Beyond Drugs and Alcohol
911 for Emergencies
TN RED LINE - 1-800-889-9789 - Info and Referral for substance abuse

With Addiction, Breaking A Habit Means Resisting A Reflex
October 20, 2013



Battling addiction? These groups can help

March 13th, 2014 11:10 am by STAFF REPORT (Kingsport Times News)

The following groups offer help and support to those battling  addictions.

Narcotics Anonymous: Narcotics Anonymous meetings are held regularly throughout the area. For more information, call (866) 360-4929 or visit MANA-E-TN.org or natennessee.org.

SUNDAY
Caring Thru Sharing meets from 7 to 8 p.m., at Preston Hills Presbyterian Church. Open discussion, handicapped accessible. Supervised children welcome.

MONDAY
Caring Thru Sharing meets from 7 to 8 p.m., at Preston Hills Presbyterian Church. Open discussion, handicapped accessible. Supervised children welcome.

TUESDAY
Clean and Free Group meets from 7 to 8 p.m., at Bays Mountain Baptist Church, 2000 Meadowview Parkway, Kingsport. Open discussion.

WEDNESDAY
Norton group meets at 7 p.m., at Norton United Methodist Church. For more information, call (276) 523-8300.

THURSDAY
Caring Thru Sharing meets from 7 to 8 p.m., at Preston Hills Presbyterian Church. Open discussion, handicapped accessible. Supervised children welcome.

Rose Hill group meets at 7 p.m., at Rose Hill, Va., Baptist Church. For more information, call (276) 346-3590.

FRIDAY
Clean and Free Group meets from 7 to 8 p.m., at Bays Mountain Baptist Church, 2000 Meadowview Parkway, Kingsport. Open discussion.

St. Charles group meets from 7 p.m., at St. Charles, Va., Church of God. For more information, call (276) 346-3590.

Nar Anon
Nar-Anon Family Group, a support group for family and friends of people with addiction problems, meets at 7 p.m., Mondays at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 603 Sunset Drive, Johnson City. Please enter by back door. For more information, call (423) 972-2974.

AA meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held daily in the area. For more information, call the AA hotline in Kingsport and Bristol at 968-2020 or visit the East Tennessee Intergroup website at www.etiaa.org

Al Anon
Al Anon Family groups meet:
* Sundays, 5 p.m., Remax Realty Building, Eastman Road.
* Mondays at 8 p.m., at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, corner Broad and Sevier, Kingsport. Use the Sevier Street entrance across from Sevier Center Medical Office Building.
* Tuesdays at noon, (Al Anon Family Group) at the Renaissance Center Room 314, 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport.
* Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., (Survivors Al-Anon) at Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, Jonesborough.
* Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., the Market Street Al Anon Family Group, at the Renaissance Center, Room 314, 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport.
* Saturdays at 5:30 p.m., at REBOS Building 213 E. Maple St., Johnson City.

Addiction recovery

  • Tobacco Cessation Quit Line is available by calling 224-2356.
  • Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step faith-based recovery program, meets at 6 p.m., Sundays, at First Baptist Church, 441 Clay St., Kingsport. For more information, call 247-4122, ext. 239.
  • SAMSON (Steps and More Strength Overcoming Narcotics) Support Group, which helps individuals overcome addictions, meets at 7 p.m., Mondays at His Ministries, 407 Wood Ave., Big Stone Gap, Va. For more information, call (276) 523-7447.
  • Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step, faith-based recovery program, meet at 6 p.m., Tuesdays at Kingsport Community Church, 2316 Memorial Blvd., Kingsport. For more information, call 246-2212.
  • Moral Reconation Therapy Group, for teens, meets at 2 p.m., Wednesdays at Wise County Behavioral Health Services. To pre-register, call (276) 523-8370.
  • Get Real, Christ-based 12-step recovery program, 7 p.m., Fridays, Colonial Heights United Methodist Church, 631 Lebanon Road, Kingsport. Call Doug Hallock at (423) 726-2026.
  • Buddhism & Recovery, an alternative recovery group, meets from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., the first and third Saturdays of the month at Appalachian Dharma & Meditation Center, 108 W. 10th Ave, Johnson City.
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