Stimulus Check Accountability 

The government has started sending out stimulus checks to the American people. For some, this will bring much needed financial relief, but for others money can be a trigger for substance use. While the stimulus is needed, it is also important to understand the impact it can have on individuals with substance use disorders and family members in the community. Money can be an unavoidable trigger however; financial education and support are effect ways to reinforce healthy coping mechanisms for the individuals we serve in the community. Here are some ways we have found to hold ourselves and our loved ones accountable.

  • Managing money in the form of a budget
  • Reaching out to your support team in uncertain times
  • Carrying Narcan in the event of opioids being present
  • Utilizing our Lifeline for treatment referrals, resources or moral support

We hope you all have a safe and Happy Holiday. Please be aware and know where your resources are located. Your Regional Lifeline Director and Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist are resources available for you and your family.

Regional Lifeline Director: Ashlee 865-410-9527

Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist: Jessica 865-440-5598


Upcoming Virtual Narcan Trainings

We will be hosting two separate VIRTUAL community Narcan trainings and they will be available on Monday, January 4 at 2:00 p.m. and Friday, January 8 at 3:00 p.m.

We will be available for any questions or concerns following the trainings. If you would like to join us for a virtual Narcan training, please use the links below:


Topic: Narcan Training

Time: Jan 4, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 820 4864 9278

Passcode: 895903



Topic:  Narcan Training

Time: Jan 8, 2021 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 824 9159 6536

Passcode: 160324