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

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Thank You to our Summit Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

We strive to become the healthiest and safest community in the country.

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

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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 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 Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) is a statewide organization working tirelessly to eliminate the stigma of suicide. Implementing the Tennessee Strategy for Suicide Prevention as defined by the 2001 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, our efforts date back twenty years.

Staff and volunteers are often counselors, mental health professionals, physicians, clergy, journalists, social workers, law enforcement personnel as well as survivors of suicide and suicide attempts. Suicide does not discriminate against age, race, means or profession, and we would like our volunteers to be just as diverse in background as the people we strive to reach. Anyone with a passion or even a slight interest in helping those in need should feel free to sign up to be a volunteer or attend a regional meeting.

Through education efforts and events, our goal is to expose as many people as we can to the facts and numbers of suicide – and to debunk the myths. We offer different trainings specialized for business, schools and organizations alike to detect warning and risk factors of suicide. These are FREE sessions and you have the autonomy to choose which one you think will best suit your audience.

We have a plethora of resources on our website as well, everything from downloadable brochures to crisis hotline numbers (855-CRISIS-1). Anyone who is struggling, or just wants to be an educated resource for others, is welcome to share our brochures and specialized initiatives we have access to in the great state of Tennessee. If you are a farmer, veteran, student, or anywhere in between, TSPN and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has resources for you. No one is alone in their struggles.

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.

Memphis based artist Ronnie Bobal, otherwise known by his graffiti tag as Betor, was tragically lost to a drug overdose on Christmas Day, 2016. Over the course of several years, his friends and family watched him struggle with his addiction and try to find effective treatment methods. His loving friends and family worked ceaselessly to help him navigate addiction services, and we learned exactly how difficult a task this is. We have joined together to form A Betor Way to share information and make addicts and their support systems aware of the programs and initiatives available, with the hope that we will prevent others from enduring the loss of a loved one to drug overdose. We will help find A ‘Betor’ Way to fight addiction.

Our program is a gender-specific, long-term residential substance abuse treatment program for adult women. It addresses alcohol and illicit drug use, co-occurring mental health conditions, trauma, family issues, and other barriers to healthy living. Each woman is treated individually and holistically using an integrated care model involving many community partners. Our goal is to help each woman move toward an acceptable level of spiritual, physical, emotional, social, and occupational functioning. We offer knowledge, support, and tools needed to begin the lifelong process of recovery. Our safe, ‘home-like’ service environment offers women the opportunity to participate in the day-to-day functioning of a home and learn self-care. We provide 24-hour service, seven days a week, by Qualified Substance Abuse Treatment Personnel and trained support staff. We emphasize engagement in the 12 Step recovering community. Grace House is licensed by the TDMHSAS and CARF accredited.

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.


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.  

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