Alcohol and Drug Academy
May 16 - 19, 2021
Embassy Suites, Kingston Plantation
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
About the Academy
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.
Substance Use Disorder and Other Addictions Professionals
Clergy and Pastoral Care Professionals
Criminal Justice Personnel
Integrated Care Professionals
Juvenile Justice Staff
Law Enforcement Personnel
Licensed Professional Counselors
Marriage and Family Therapists
Mental Health Professionals
Public Health Professionals
Recovery Coaches and Allies
Social Services Staff
…and all interested others!
Regional Capacity Coach
State Opioid Response Director
SC Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services
William “Donny” Brock, Jr.
Trinity Behavioral Care
Family Excellence Institute, LLC
Chief of Staff
SC Department of Alcohol
and Other Drug Abuse Services
Drug Free Communities Coordinator
The Forrester Center for Behavioral Health
Training and Technical Assistance
Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center
Lou Anne Johnson
Regional Capacity Coach
The Phoenix Center
Vernon Kennedy, Sr.
Fairfield Behavioral Health Services
Director of Clinical Services
Center for Behavioral Health
The Axis I Center of Barnwell
GateWay Counseling Center