Tianeptine Scheduling Efforts:

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January 4, 2020 Deadline

The Alabama Department of Public Health has begun the Tianeptine rule change process again to schedule Tianeptine as a controlled substance. The comment period will close at 5:00 PM on January 4, 2021. Comments from the previous comments period will not be considered.


Comments should be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to the address below.


Nancy Bishop, RPh

State Pharmacy Director

Alabama Department of Public Health

201 Monroe Street, Suite 1010

Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone: 334-206-3014

Fax: 334-206-0363

Email: [email protected]

Website: Alabamapublichealth.gov/pharmacy



Tianeptine Information:

FDA - https://www.fda.gov/food/dietary-supplement-products-ingredients/tianeptine-dietary-supplements

Surviving Tianeptine Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/178481630050843

Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tianeptine


“Not since the Alabama legislature scheduled Kratom as a controlled substance have we faced an unregulated substance as toxic as Tiannepine or one that poses as serious a threat to persons in treatment and recovery."

- Brandon Lackey, Program Officer, The Foundry Ministries


"It allowed me as an individual struggling with a life-threatening opioid addiction to cheat on my sobriety. I self sabotaged my treatment by attempting to change without changing."

- Anonymous Person In Recovery


"I was able to deceive my employer, a transportation company, because I knew they could not test for Za Za (Tianna) and I could work while intoxicated. I had to address my dependence on Tianna after nodding out behind the wheel."

- Anonymous Person In Recovery


“I swapped from abusing Kratom to abusing Tianna. After stopping cold turkey, I could still feel Tianna leaching out of my bones six weeks later.”

- Anonymous Person in Recovery


“We mix Tianna and Phenibut together. I spend close to $80 per day for them at my local gas station.”

- Anonymous Person in Recovery


"Due to its widespread availability, the public perception is that it is safe. Substances like these are morale killers for our teams of dedicated professionals and literally a slippery slope for opioid addicts."

- Jacky Gann, Executive Director, World Exit Ministries


"Requires difficult judgement calls that impact people's lives due to our inability to test for Tianna."

- Tom Reynolds, Executive Director, His Way


“My detox counselor asked me, “Are you ready for the worst detox of your life?”"

- 20 Year Opiate Addict


“I learned about ZaZa in a treatment program. My roommate brought it in and we would all go to group counseling high.”

- Anonymous Addict


“I can’t take it any more. Get me into a detox program.” - Client curled in the fetal position


“My son just called. He beat opioids years ago but said he has been addicted to Tianna for the last 18 months.” - A mother of a former AACRM client

Next Member Meeting:

Topic: AACRM Member's Meeting

Time: Jan 14, 2021 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88363785115?pwd=U1JOc3VWcWp1OWx0THhmR0JwVEZkdz09

Meeting ID: 883 6378 5115

Passcode: aacrm2021



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