ALERT, ADVOCATES!! We need to, and must, promote the *truth* and do *all* we can to help raise awareness in light of the proposed Methadone Maintenance/Medication Assisted Treatment center/clinic in Johnson City, Tennessee. The new clinic is being met with much opposition, and, as usual, the opposition is based on misinformation and stigma...
I also find it "curious" that the Vice President of Frontier Health, an abstinence-based "detoxification" treatment program, is one of the leading voices of opposition against the proposed treatment center/clinic cited in this article saying that abstinence-based treatment gives the opioid addicted the "best chance of a better life." REALLY? It's interesting he didn't cite any medical or scientific sources supporting his statement... Probably because there are none!
The article can be read via the hyperlink within the heading of this blog entry... Read it, and be informed. I have reached out to the NAMA-Recovery Board of Directors as well as the Chapter Directors of other states and areas for input and assistance... Details will follow over the next few weeks and months as this develops further and to inform everyone of any public meetings, hearings or forums that might be held or scheduled on this matter. This blog will also keep you informed of any organized, official efforts on the part of NAMA Recovery of Tennessee.
Letters of support can be sent to:
Health Services and Development Agency
The Frost Building, 3rd Floor
161 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37243