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Alcohol and Drug Council of Middle Tennessee
The Alcohol and Drug Council is a non-profit volunteer health organization. Their mission is to offer help and hope to those adversely affected by drugs and alcohol. The Council was founded in 1966 to address the devastating effects of drug and alcohol abuse on the individual, the family and the community. This mission is accomplished through prevention, collaboration, advocacy, intervention and education. This grant will allow the continued expansion of the Nashville Area Recovery Alliance (NARA) to work with offenders getting ready to transition back into the community. 80 of the 150 individuals initially engaged during incarceration will utilize NARA services for at least three months after release. At 90 days: 40 individuals will show improvement in two indicators of enhanced living conditions such as family reunification, social re-engagement, job security & housing. 40 individuals will show improvement in two of the following indicators of engagement with the recovery community including engagement with a peer mentor and support group attendance at least 3 times a week.