The rural communities in the Appalachian corridor of East Tennessee have been heavily impacted by Substance Use and Opioid Use Disorders (SUD/OUD). While services designed to help individuals impacted by SUD/OUD exist, there are a lack of housing opportunities designed to provide safe, affordable, permanent housing that is tethered to the treatment services. The prospect of long-term recovery is much more difficult to achieve without permanent housing opportunities envisioned through Ridgeview’s Recovery Housing program.
Ridgeview, with the support from Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, introduced in 2021 seven (7) apartments in Campbell County to help meet the housing resources necessary to support a path toward sustained recovery.
Housing and recovery support services are made available to:
- Any Tennessee adult (18 years of age and over);
- And who is living with SUD/OUD;
- And who expresses desire and/or interest in recovering from use of substances, in particular opioid derivatives;
- And who expresses a preference for living in an apartment setting targeted to people in recovery.
Interested in learning more about Ridgeview’s Recovery Housing or how to make a referral, please contact Sharon Stratton at 865-276-1218.