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
David Fuller, ROPS, CPRS, ADC.
Dr. Wesley Geminn, PharmD, BCPP
Chris Moore, MSW, LADAC II, CPRS
Kyle Platt, Bachelor of Business Administration
Horace Pulse, B.S.
Dr. Michelle Taylor, MD, DrPH, MPA

Guest Speakers

Conference Schedule

Thank You to our Summit Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

Located in the historic Cooper Young district of Memphis, TN, we’re dedicated to bringing the flavors and traditions of Texas-style craft BBQ to the Bluff City. From our slow-cooked brisket and ribs to our homemade sides and desserts, everything on our menu is made with care and attention to detail. Come in and experience the artistry of our pitmasters and the unique taste of Texas-style BBQ.

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.

Gold Sponsors

Indivior is a global pharmaceutical company working to help change patients’ lives by developing medicines to treat substance use disorders (SUD) and serious mental illnesses. Our vision is that all patients around the world will have access to evidence-based treatment for the chronic conditions and co-occurring disorders of SUD.

Silver Sponsors

Since 2005, Crossroads has been at the forefront of treating patients with opioid use disorder. Currently operating more than 120 clinics across 10 states, Crossroads is a family of Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Counselors, and Professionals dedicated to providing the most accessible and highest quality treatment options to combat the growing opioid epidemic and helping people with opioid use disorder start their path to recovery.

Based in Greenville, South Carolina, Crossroads operates over 30 opioid treatment programs and around 100 office-based opioid treatment clinics in Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, New Jersey, North and South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Crossroads uses evidence-based medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to help individuals struggling with opioid use disorder. This comprehensive approach to treatment, the gold standard in care for opioid use disorder, has been shown to prevent more deaths from overdose and lead to long-term recovery.

We have helped people who are engaged with MAT enter recovery, rebuild relationships, obtain and sustain employment, become engaged parents, and create better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities.
We are committed to bringing critical services to communities across the U.S. to improve access to treatment for those who need it most. Each clinic across the Crossroads network offers the same level of professional accessible quality care for the more than 26,500 patients we serve every month. At Crossroads, best practice is the only practice we know.

Since 1969, we’ve provided specialized behavioral health care and addiction treatment in a welcoming environment for people in search of healing. Our 37-acre campus, featuring a modern, 365-bed facility, offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs tailored for patients of all ages.

Oxford Treatment Center, located on 110 acres in Etta, MS, provides high-quality clinical-based treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders.

Situated around a picturesque private lake are our main lodge, patient cabins, equestrian center and outdoor pavilions. When your journey toward sobriety calls for it, our range of therapy options will inspire your recovery.

Bradford Health Services provides addiction treatment programs, resources, and community for every aspect of recovery. Through our premier drug and alcohol rehab facilities across the Southeast, we provide affordable, evidence-based addiction treatment with proven outcomes at every level of care. We’re guided by unity and dedicated to meeting and treating every patient right where they are. Bradford is more than a healthcare network; we are recovery communities for every stage of the journey.

Call Austin Carroll for any of your treatment needs at 901-649-2171.

Bronze Sponsors

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.

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.

BlueCare Tennessee is a managed care organization for TennCare and provides medical, mental health, substance misuse, and prescription coverage and support for 700,000 Tennesseans.

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 provides trauma informed behavioral healthcare to adolescents struggling with general psychiatric or substance abuse disorders. Compass offers acute, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient services.

Crestwyn is an 80-bed psychiatric hospital nestled in Germantown. We provide both inpatient and outpatient care for adults. Crestwyn believes in a personalized approach to treatment that seeks to provide positive clinical results.

The Cumberland Heights Foundation is one of the country’s longest running and highest rated addiction treatment centers. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Cumberland Heights offers a wide variety of treatment options and resources to those we serve.

Our name reflects our main philosophy — we go the extra mile for our clients — always. We’ve chosen to keep our men’s and women’s groups small and separated, so we can focus on each client’s specific needs and foster support and fellowship among those with similar experiences. We utilize various holistic and evidence-based treatment modalities and provide frequent one-on-one and group therapies to ensure we tackle our clients’ addiction from multiple angles. And we tailor treatment to every individual that trusts us with their recovery.

First Step Recovery Centers is a CARF-accredited program licensed by the State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. FSRC’s model is a combination of outpatient services that include a tiered IOP phasing schedule, aftercare groups, case management, MAT assessment, and appropriate community referrals.

First Step serves clients in Memphis and Shelby County, as well as rural West Tennessee.

First Step is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has been serving clients since 2009.

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.

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.

Mirror Lake Recovery Center is a 35-day residential treatment program for primary substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health disorders. We offer gender specific programming for adults 18 and up. Clients can explore traditional, faith-based or holistic programming on a serene 75-acre campus, 30 miles west of Nashville.

Parkwood Behavioral Health offers inpatient and outpatient mental health services for children, adolescents, adults, and senior adults.You will find our caring and compassionate staff eager to help you upon arrival at our facility. We are committed to providing the highest level of quality care in a secure, confidential environment.

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.

Serenity Recovery Centers was well established in 1971 in the Mid-South as a treatment facility with proven results that offers renewed hope for living. With more than 20,000 alumni, Serenity Recovery Centers serves more than 700 individuals each year. After 50 years, Serenity is one of the most trusted names in helping people with alcohol, drug addiction, and co-occurring disorders become productive citizens once again.

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.

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).


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