May 16 - 19, 2021

The South Carolina Alcohol and Drug Academy (SCADA) is a partnership between

the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) and Behavioral Health Services Association of South Carolina (BHSA).


With a shared mission to ensure quality behavioral health services are provided, these organizations have created an opportunity for those interested in substance use disorders, prevention, treatment and recovery to come together to learn, network, share ideas, be challenged and grow.  

 SCADA is for any individual interested in alcohol and other drug issues.

Participation in this event will provide an opportunity for individuals to​:

  • learn about the latest research and strategies related to their work,

  • hear from leaders in the field, and

  • develop new ideas, skills and approaches to become more effective and efficient at work.

Who Should Attend

The content offered at the Academy is designed to meet the needs of a diverse participant population. Attendees will have the opportunity for personal and professional growth through plenary sessions, breakout sessions, and informational networking with professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Law Enforcement
Medical Staff
Law Makers
Recovery Support
All Who are Interested

Substance Use Disorder and Other Addictions Professionals

Clergy and Pastoral Care Professionals

Corrections Personnel

Criminal Justice Personnel

Graduate Students

Health Educators

Healthcare Professionals

Integrated Care Professionals

Judicial Staff

Juvenile Justice Staff

Law Enforcement Personnel

Licensed Professional Counselors

Marriage and Family Therapists

Mental Health Professionals

Prevention Professionals




Public Health Professionals

Recovery Coaches and Allies

Rehabilitation Counselors

School Counselors

School Nurses

Social Services Staff

Social Workers

…and all interested others!

Ashley Bodiford

SCADA Co-Facilitator

Regional Coach

Behavioral Health Services of South Carolina

Roberta Braneck

State Opioid Response Director

SC Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services


William “Donny” Brock, Jr.

Executive Director

Trinity Behavioral Care


James Campbell


Family Excellence Institute, LLC

Lee Dutton

Chief of Staff

SC Department of Alcohol

and Other Drug Abuse Services


Taylor Dockter

Project Director for

OnTrack Greenville

United Way of Greenville County


Ed Johnson

Associate Director

Training and Technical Assistance 

Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center


Lou Anne Johnson

SCADA Co-Facilitator

Regional Coach

Behavioral Health Services of South Carolina

Vernon Kennedy, Sr.

Executive Director

Fairfield Behavioral Health Services


Christine Martin

Director of Clinical Services

Center for Behavioral Health


Pam Rush

Executive Director

The Axis I Center of Barnwell


Charlie Stinson

Executive Director

GateWay Counseling Center

Planning Committee

Funding for this initiative was made possible  by grant no. 1H79TI081720 from SAMHSA.  The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by DAODAS.

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