Shelby County

Opioid Summit


The University of Memphis
University Center
UC Ballroom, 3rd Floor


The Memphis Area Prevention Coalition, The University of Memphis School of Social Work, Alliance Healthcare Services, and the Shelby County Health Department bring you the 2023 Opioid Summit! This will be an all-day event offering 6 Continuing Education hours and is free!

Presented by Memphis Area Prevention Coalition

We are a grassroots organization made up of concerned citizens from 12 different sectors of the community. We are dedicated to education through collaboration; together as a community, we can prevent substance abuse and promote a healthy city, county, and state.

Our Mission is to bring the community and organizations together in an effort to reduce substance use and abuse among the youth in Shelby County. – Learn More

Made Possible By

Allliance Healthcare Services

We offer outpatient, intensive outpatient, home-based, and community based programs, including a continuum of crisis services to over 22,000 residents of Shelby County and the surrounding areas.We accept a variety of insurance plans including Medicare and TennCare.

From alcohol and drug therapy, individual and group therapy, crisis services to medically monitored chemical detox, parent-child interaction therapy, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, our clients can rest assured all of their mental health care needs will be met

The University of Memphis

The University of Memphis is a major research institution which also focuses on service. Students learn how to build a sense of intellectual engagement to empower them to make a difference in life and throughout their career.

Shelby County Health Department

Welcome! We invite you to browse our website for information on current health issues affecting our community and learn more about the Shelby County Health Department. We strive to become the healthiest and safest community in the country. 

The Shelby County Health Departments’ (SCHD) mission is to improve, promote, and protect the health and environment of all its residents and visitors.

Guest Speakers
John Burke, BS Business Administration, CPRS
Recovery Pathfinder
David Fuller, ROPS, CPRS, ADC.
Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist
Memphis Area Prevention Coalition
Dr. Wesley Geminn, PharmD, BCPP
Chief Pharmacist and State Opioid Treatment Authority
Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Aaron Hawkins
Patient Advocate
American Lung Association
Dr Erica Hurst, PharmD
Assistant Chief Pharmacist and State Opioid Treatment Authority Designee
Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Anthony Jackson, M.S. & M.A.
Director of Prevention
Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Chris Moore, MSW, LADAC II, CPRS
Western Region SOR Program Coordinator
Ben and Jessica Owen
We Fight Monsters
Kyle Platt, Bachelor of Business Administration
Regional Director, Business Development
United Health Services
Horace Pulse, B.S.
Assistance Director in the Office of Prevention
Tennessee Department of Mental Health Division of Substance Abuse Services
Dr. Michelle Taylor, MD, DrPH, MPA
Division Director for Health Services
Shelby County Health Department
Dr. Steven Weaver, M.D.
Medical Director
Freeman Recovery Center

Guest Speakers

Conference Schedule

Thank You to our Summit Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

Provider of mental health and substance use treatment and services.

Specializing in mental health and substance abuse treatment services for those seeking detox or rehab and residential services.

The Shelby County Health Departments’ (SCHD) mission is to improve, promote, and protect the health and environment of all its residents and visitors.

Gold Sponsors
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Silver Sponsors

The Bradford team understands the recovery process because we know that everyone has a recovery story. We empathize with our patients, and we provide them with the best care at every stage of the recovery journey. We know that all addictions are not the same, which is why evidence-based research informs our practices, treating you where you are for who you want to become. Our goal is to help you and your family overcome addiction in the long term.

Bronze Sponsors

Acadia provides psychiatric and chemical dependency services to its patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, specialty treatment facilities, residential treatment centers, outpatient clinics and therapeutic school-based programs.

Provider of mental health and substance use treatment and services.

BHG’S Patient-Centered Treatment program uses a two-pronged approach to address the medical and behavioral aspects of Opioid Addiction. This Medication Assisted treatment(MAT) uses drugs such as Methadone and Buprenorphine to address a patient’s physical dependence on Opioids, and team based behavioral counseling to address a patient’s psychological dependence. Our mission is to build the best-in-class network of Opioid treatment facilities by producing superior patient outcomes. We will accomplish this goal by providing each person who enters our program with a medically based treatment experience, in accordance with our governing bodies, which rehabilitates those aspects of the person which are suffering; builds upon the strengths of that person; protects that person’s rights to privacy, respect, and dignity; and assists in the development of a better quality of life. In doing so, we will improve the lives and communities of those we touch and serve.

The mission of CAAP, Inc. is to provide professional, state-of-the-art, compassionate behavioral health and co-occurring mental health services. We strive to provide culturally specific substance abuse treatment and prevention, education, and relapse prevention programming focusing on, though not exclusively serving, the poor or indigent substance abusers in the Memphis/Shelby County community.

Compass Intervention Center is an adolscent inpatient, residential, and outpatient mental health and substance abuse provider located in Memphis, TN. They have been serving the mid-south for over 25 years providing quality treatment for our community’s youth.

With numerous locations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, metropolitan area and the Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee areas, our outpatient programs, and telehealth options offer comprehensive mental health services accessible to everyone.

Cumberland Heights Foundation is a nonprofit addiction treatment center based in Nashville, Tennessee. Established in 1969, it offers a range of programs including, detox, inpatient, and outpatient treatment for adults and adolescents struggling with substance abuse and addiction. The foundation is known for its comprehensive approach, combining medical, psychological, and spiritual elements to support individuals, and their families, on their journey to recovery. Cumberland Heights is in-network with all commercial insurance including tri-care.

First Step Recovery Centers will facilitate and provide a person-centered continuum of recovery for those dealing with addiction and mental health issues (co-occurring disorders).

In keeping with First Step Recovery Centers core values are dignity, integrity, hope, excellence, action, and innovation. We welcome all clients, patients and participants regardless of the challenges or problems they face. We expect many of the individuals requesting our services may have co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders, and First Step Recovery Centers will conduct a comprehensive screening for all clients entering our programs to determine the appropriate level of care needed. First Step sees each disorder (alcohol/drug & mental illness) as primary. Treatment services are provided with this philosophy in mind. We provide life enhancing recovery choices including integrated services related to alcohol and drug addiction and other behavioral health disorders. Our goal is to maintain an empathic, ethical, responsive, and professional attitude in all phases of care and we are dedicated to creating an environment of opportunity, choice, and hope.

Freeman Recovery Center offers substance abuse treatment providing detox, residential, partial hospitalization, sober living and M.A.T.

Grace House provides a full continuum of gender specific, long term residential and outpatient treatment services. We serve all women whose lives have been negatively impacted by alcohol and/or illicit drug use, and who may have a co‐occurring mental or behavioral health conditions.

Grace Land Recovery is a PHP, IOP Treatment Center located in Memphis, TN. Grace Land Recovery specializes in providing treatment for persons experiencing substance abuse as well as mental health disorders. Grace Land Recovery believes it is important to treat individuals with a personalized treatment modality based on what he or she is experiencing.

Lakeside Behavioral Health System’s mission is to provide quality psychiatric and addiction healthcare services that patients will recommend to family and friends, physicians will prefer for their patients, payers will select for their members, and that leaves employees proud.

Mirror Lake Recovery Center is a 35 day model substance use disorder program for adults. The gender specific treatment model offers detox, residential and PHP levels of care.

The serene, 75-arce campus located in Burns, TN offers services for clients seeking traditional evidenced based treatment or faith-based programming. Mirror Lake also treats pregnant women, offers trauma support services and provides gender affirming care.

If you’re looking to take the first steps towards recovery in a serene, natural environment, look no further than Oxford Addiction Treatment Center in Etta, Mississippi. Our main campus stretches across 110 beautiful acres of wooded, rolling hills. Situated around a picturesque private lake are our main lodge, medical services facilities, patient cabins, fitness center, equestrian center, and outdoor pavilions.

Every Wednesday in Memphis, Tennessee, Safe Point hosts a needle exchange program offering clean needles, education on overdose prevention, and naloxone. Safe Point is a registered SSP (TN-registered safe syringe program) operated by the Memphis Area Prevention Coalition. The program is designed to reduce the spread of HIV and other bloodborne diseases and reduce the number of overdose deaths in the county.

The Haven Detox offers treatment for substance use disorder to men/women ages 18+. With facilities in West Memphis, AR and Little Rock, AR, The Haven Detox allows men and women to recover in a serene location while not being too far away from home.

Nestled among the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee, The Ranch Tennessee treats clients with trauma, substance use disorders, sex and love addiction, and mental health illnesses. Using evidence-based modalities experiential approaches, clients focus on the underlying issue that fuel their illnesses. At The Ranch Tennessee, we help clients reconnect with their authentic self.

UT Addiction Medicine offers outpatient care for people with opioid, alcohol and other substance use disorders.

Our physicians and providers understand addiction and treat patients suffering from the disease of addiction with respect and compassion. In addition to physician provided services, our clinic offers counseling and case management services. We also offer referral options to community resources to help patients and their families struggling with the consequences of addiction.

Our treatment options include abstinence and twelve-step philosophies, and incorporate medication-assisted treatment methods, including the use of buprenorphine (e.g. Suboxone, Sublocade) and naltrexone (e.g. Vivitrol).

The Substance Misuse and Addiction Resource for Tennessee (SMART) Initiative guides community leaders in implementing evidence-based, cost-effective strategies that mitigate damage from substance use disorder and the opioid epidemic. Our consultants provide free technical assistance to cities and counties to help overcome the opioid crisis. Services provided include developing opioid abatement strategies, assisting with grant writing and management, guiding community needs assessment and program evaluation, hosting stakeholder or community educational sessions or workshops, and anything else needed to fight the opioid epidemic.


Narcan training

There will be two opportunities to participate in a Narcan training: Tuesday, April 13 at 2:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M.. To register for the training, click here. 

CE Information

Summit attendees can earn up to 6 hours of NBCC or Social work approved continuing education (CE) credits. For those attendees that require documentation of attendance, but not in need of specialist endorsed continuing education hours, a general certificate of attendance will be available for each session too.  All certificates can be retrieved remotely after each session, and upon completion of a session evaluation. To reemphasize, you must complete the brief evaluation and download the certificate immediately after each session. You will not be able to go back later to obtain the certificate.  

Conference Schedule