NAMA Recovery of Tennessee | The Tennessee Statewide & Northwestern Georgia Chapter of NAMA-R

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Petition in support of proposed Opioid Treatment Program(s) in Johnson City, Tennessee

Please take just a few seconds to sign and share this petition in support of the newly proposed opioid treatment program in Johnson City, Tennessee!!

Hopefully we'll have better luck this time around!


Please take a few minutes to sign this petition --- and share it! Lives are at stake.
Posted by NAMA Recovery of Tennessee on Saturday, April 11, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

New Report from the Legal Action Center: 'Confronting an Epidemic: The Case for Eliminating Barriers to Medication Assisted Treatment of Heroin and Opioid Addiction'

DOWNLOAD A PDF COPY OF THE REPORT HERE.

Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of accidental death in America, surpassing traffic fatalities at the beginning of this decade with more than 36,000 deaths annually.[1] Opioid pain relievers pose an increasingly dangerous threat to public health, leading to more deaths than those from all illegal drugs combined.[2] Meanwhile, heroin dependence and use more than doubled in just ten years, rising from an estimated 214,000 users in 2002 to 467,000 in 2012.[3]
Despite the devastating toll of this epidemic – both human and financial – a demonstrably effective medical response to the scourge of opioid addiction is tragically, and senselessly, underutilized: Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). A broad range of barriers prevent Americans with substance use disorders (SUDs) from getting vital treatments they desperately need.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MARS is now open in Haiphong, Vietnam!

The Medication Assisted Recovery Services (MARS) Project is now an INTERNATIONAL network of medication assisted recovery services and support! 

Check out this video shared on the MARS Facebook Page taken at the opening ceremonies of MARS Haiphong!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Certified MAT Advocate (CMA) Training Course THIS SATURDAY in Atlanta!

The Certified Medication Assisted Treatment Advocate ("CMA") Training Course will be held THIS SATURDAY, March 28th, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Atlanta, Georgia as a pre-conference session of the national AATOD Conference!

Certified MAT Advocate

Registration is open for the Next Training at the AATOD Conference. 
When:Saturday, March 28, 2015
Starts: 9 AM
Registration: 8 AM
Where:Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Fee:$50 (includes NAMA-R membership)