State Partners With Churches to Help Addicts

On Tuesday afternoon, the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services celebrated the launch of its new Recovery Church initiative at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Memphis.

The Recovery Church program offers resources to faith-based organizations that provide free-to-the-public services for people dealing with substance abuse. The state’s program will help connect churches that offer recovery programs.

“We’re linking them together to share resources,” said Monty Burks, director of special projects for the Division of Substance Abuse Services.…

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