111413 Meeting Notes

Coalition Meeting Notes
November 14, 2013

111413 Coalition Meeting

    • Sarakay Johnson, Sullivan County Medical Reserve Corps, presented information about how to become a volunteer in the event of a public health emergency or natural disaster. Register at www.tnmrc.org. (Select Sullivan County Health Department as your unit.)
    • Jason Abernathy, Lifelines, State of Tennessee Recovery resources
        • First task -  needs assessment
          • Sullivan County - there are lots of free meetings 
          • AA, NA, Celebrate Recovery, Living Free, Get Real, REDline, National A&D treatment hotline
          • Audience also mentioned Branch House and Recovery Road for Women
        • He lets people know what's out there
        • Provides education, willing to come to church or other groups
      • Working definition of addiction - progressive illness whose ends are always the same: jail, institutions, or death
      • Jason will provide a Master list of recovery opportunities and his contact information for our website.
Following the presentations, there was a short presentation updating members on the materials in their agenda packets. The group then broke into small groups to work on:
  1. Planning how to learn more about suboxone and pain clinics in Sullivan County
  2. Planning tasks for smoke free recreational areas (implementation plan)