Shelby County

Opioid Summit


Michael D. Rose Theatre Lecture Hall

Someone dies every day in Shelby County due to the Opioid Crisis.

The University of Memphis, Memphis Area Prevention Coalition, Church Health, Alliance Healthcare Services, and Shelby County Health Department are providing a free 1-day summit to educate the community about an epidemic that is devastating families across the Mid-South. Hear from local experts about root causes, prevention, and intervention strategies, as well as long term solutions.

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.

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Church Health

Founded in 1987, Church Health’s mission is to reclaim the Church’s biblical commitment to care for our bodies and spirits. This vision has steadily grown and flourished into a robust model of integrated medical, dental, physical rehabilitation, eye care and behavioral health services, in addition to nutrition, movement and health ministry programs offered on-site and in the community.

Guest Speakers

Conference Schedule

Thank You to our Summit Sponsors

Diamond 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.

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

ABC24 embraces all aspects of our community and we advocate for improvements to make all our lives better.  MAPC is a strong voice in the recovery community and we are proud supporters of their mission, vision and purpose. We are honored to be a proud partner and sponsor for 2022.

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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.

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 the statewide public-private organization responsible for implementing the Tennessee Strategy for Suicide Prevention as defined by the 2001 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

TSPN is a grass-roots association which includes counselors, mental health professionals, physicians, clergy, journalists, social workers, and law enforcement personnel, as well as survivors of suicide and suicide attempts. TSPN works across the state to eliminate the stigma of suicide and educate communities about the warning signs of suicide, with the ultimate intention of reducing suicide rates in the state of Tennessee.

We seek to achieve these objectives through organizing and promoting regular regional activities, providing suicide prevention and crisis intervention training to community organizations, and conducting postvention sessions for schools and organizations after suicides occur.

Suicide affects people of all ages, races, and socioeconomic groups. Hence we encourage and celebrate the engagement of people from all walks of life in our suicide prevention campaign, sharing their stories, making a difference in their communities, and helping to save lives.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

At Vertava Health, we strive to pioneer care that empowers our patients to live out their best, healthiest future. Whether they are looking for behavioral health treatment options for mental health concerns, addiction, or both, we can help. We offer a continuum of care, including detox, residential and outpatient, that meets our patients wherever they are in the recovery process. At our treatment programs, patients will work one-on-one with one of our licensed treatment providers as they learn how to manage their addiction symptoms.

Summit BHC’s primary focus is on providing psychiatric services and substance use disorder treatment within a flexible and dynamic continuum of care.

Our treatment facilities are specialized in helping adults, adolescents, and families suffering from mental health challenges and addiction while offering a solution to the stressors that drive these issues, providing a path to change, and ensuring ongoing support for a restored life.

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.

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).

Our approach to addiction treatment at Extra Mile Recovery comes from the personal experience with addiction and rehab that’s common among many members of our team. In fact, our founders based our entire rehabilitation model on their own recovery — embracing what helped them find success, rejecting “one-size-fits-all” solutions, and focusing on finding ways to meet each and every client’s needs.

To that end, individualized care is very important to us. Our goal is to find an approach that works for everyone we treat, and we work with small, gender-segregated populations of men and women clients so that no one is left behind. To us, going the extra mile means making sure our clients aren’t just able to get on the road to recovery; our mission is to give clients the tools, the skills, and the lifelong support to make recovery permanent.


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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