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Strategic Initiative

Enhancing Tennessee’s
Co-Occurring Disorders System of Care

Effecting organizational change by :
• continuously improving program capability
• ensuring sustained workforce development
• complementing the state’s current investment in treatment
  and recovery for individuals with co-occurring disorders

Welcome to the Tennesee Co-Occurring Disorders Collaborative

Strengthening individuals, families and communities with HOPE, ACCESS to services, and RECOVERY.
The Tennessee Co‐Occurring Disorders Collaborative is to create a common understanding of the impact and treatment of co‐occurring disorders in our communities and to share knowledge about the conditions and available resources, reduce stigma, and accurately direct people to timely and effective prevention, treatment, and support.

The Tennessee Co-Occurring Disorders Collaborative Steering Committee serves as the primary statewide structure to oversee and coordinate the planning, development, and implementation of all phases of the Collaborative's  activities and initiatives to include ensuring consistency, accountability and sustainability of co-occurring disorder strategies and provide strategic and operational recommendations through the committee and subcommittee structure.  

You're Not Alone.

People often do not receive the behavioral health service they need because they do not know where to start.

We are here to show there is HOPE by helping you gain ACCESS to service providers in your local area and guide you to RECOVERY.


Co-Occurring Disorder Facts


An estimated 60% of families of children in the child welfare system have substance use problems. At least one-half of those have a diagnosed co-occurring mental illness.


At least 50% of people who are homeless have co-occurring disorders. Left untreated, they have little chance at obtaining jobs and permanent housing.

Judicial and Criminal Justice Systems

In the criminal justice system, 76% of inmates with mental health issues reported substance use.

Suicide Fact

51% of suicide completers have both substance abuse and mood disorders (Suominen et al., 1996)