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2022 CONFERENCE THEME

Healing Hearts and Minds: Treatment, Prevention, and Recovery

Welcome to Alabama School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies.

ASADS IS LIVE AGAIN IN 2022.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU.

 

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Welcome Back to In-Person Training


After a year of virtual-only training due to pandemic restrictions, The Alabama School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies (ASADS) is excited to bring back the much-loved and well-attended Annual Conference on March  22-25, 2022.  ASADS’s 46th Annual Conference will be held at the Bryant Conference Center on the campus of the University of Alabama. This year’s theme is “Healing Hearts and Minds”. You can look forward to vibrant programming, impactful networking, and opportunities to reflect and connect over the emerging and salient topics.

We are excited to share several new initiatives with you in 2022:

  1. A new and exciting look to our website will make your registration encounter much easier to navigate. 
  2. ASADS has a new Event Rebels Conference app. This app works with both iPhone/iOS and Android , giving you the ability to easily:
    • Scan your badge to record attendance;
    • View full conference schedules and details;
    • Track your personal itinerary;
    • View Conference Center floor maps; and
    • Access all course handouts… AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!

We hope you will join us for The ASADS 2022 Annual Conference!  Come enjoy the program while being surrounded by colleagues and peers.   Leave with fresh, new ideas and career connections that will enhance your work in the provision of treatment services while supporting career growth potential.  We look forward to seeing you there!!

Sincerely,
ASADS Board of Directors


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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Anthony Brooks

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John McAndrew

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Dr. Merrill Norton

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Mansfield Key

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Call For Presentations

Quality workshops are scheduled to provide a quality educational experience that will enhance both professional growth and job performance. Do you have a presentation that you would like to offer for next year’s school?

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Carl Nowell Award Recipients

The Carl Nowell Leadership Award is presented each year to honor a person who embodies the following characteristics:

  • A person who shows dedication and persistence through leadership in the field of prevention and treatment of alcohol and substance abuse services on a local, state, and national level.
  • A person who displays steadfast commitment through relentless effort, competence, and planning to improve those services and programs.
  • A person who operates with a team mentality and recognizes that significant change is achieved only through the action of many individuals working together.
  • A person who shares a vision for exciting possibilities and possesses an absolute belief in his/her ability to make extraordinary things happen.

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2022 Carl Nowell Award. The deadline for submission is Feb 28, 2022.

CONFERENCE LOCATION

Conference Location
Bryant Conference Center
240 Paul W. Bryant Drive
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487


Host Hotel
Hotel Capstone
320 Bryant Drive
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
Phone: (205) 752‐3200
$125/night prior to February 21.


Additional Hotels/More Info

BROCHURE

ABOUT US

ASADS exist to foster and maintain the integrity of alcohol and substance abuse related services for consumers and provide continuing education and educational programs for professionals working with populations affected by alcohol and substance abuse.

In doing so, we wish to coordinate between federal, state and local agencies to enhance the development of comprehensive educational programs focusing on alcohol and substance abuse issues. This will set a high standard of professional education and training through educational conferences and programs of continuing education.

OUR MISSION

To provide affordable quality education to the community on substance abuse treatment, prevention, and other areas of shared concern.

OUR VISION

To lead the effort in promoting a broader understanding and acceptance of the process of addiction.

 

Our Board

ANNUAL CALENDAR

 

 

Tuesday, March 22

Tuesday Course Schedule

Registration: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Opening  Session: 8:15 aM – 9:15 aM
  • Title: How to Eat an Elephant
    Speaker: Anthony Brooks
    Description:  See Details
Break: 9:15 aM – 9:30 aM
Full Day Courses: 9:30 AM – 4:45 pM (6 Hours)
  • T1 The Current Cancel Culture: Do Ethics Change for the Behavioral Health Professionals Shift when Sociological Shifts Take Place?
    Speaker(s): Joan Leary, MA, LPC, NCC

    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • T2: Psychopharmacology
    Speaker(s):
    Dr. Merrill Norton Pharm.D., D.Ph., CMAC and Maddie Marsh, BS Psychology, Pharm.D. Candidate
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
    Handouts:  Psychopharmacology Ketamine, Psychopharmacology 2022 Session I & II, Psychopharmacology 2022 Session III, Psychopharmacology Session IV CBD.
  • T3: Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Professionals
    Special Note: Participants taking this course will not receive partial credit. Must attend the full 6 hours. NOTE: Participates will need to be willing to participate in a working lunch to receive full credit.
    Speaker(s): Tony Watkins, MA
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
Half Day Morning Courses: 9:30 AM – 12:30 pM (3 Hours)
  • TAM1: Ethics for Behavioral Health Practitioners
    Speaker(s): Dr. Scott Holmes, LPC-S, NCC, ICAADC
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • TAM2:Decreasing Stigma and Developing Empathy
    Speaker(s): Michelle Brown, Ph.D.; Cayce Paddock, MD; and Wendi Hogue, M.Ed., LPC, NCC
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • TAM3: CDC’s Best Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Pain
    Speaker(s): Dr. Wayne Parker, PharmD
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
    Handouts: Opioid Pharmacology Presentation & CDC’s Best Practice Guidelines
  • TAM4: Addressing the Gender Specific Services Needs of Women
    Speaker(s): Dr. Bakahia Madison, PsyD, LCPC, CADC
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • TAM5: Multicultural Counseling in the Treatment Setting
    Speaker(s): Lisa Anderson Akine, NCACII, CADCII, ICADC
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • TAM6: Wedding of the Century: Prevention, Treatment and Recovery
    Speaker(s): Jerria Martin, M.Div, BA
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • TAM7:The Pandemic within a Pandemic: Opioid Overdoses and Strategies for Helpers
    Speaker(s): Zach Ludwig, LPC/MHSP
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
Lunch: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Half Day Afternoon Courses: 1:30 PM – 4:45 pM (3 Hours)
  • TPM1: Recovery Residences: Is it a Very, Very, Very Fine House?
    Speaker(s): John Bayles, BA, CRSS; and Robby Keeble, MS; Page Rubin, LICSW-PIP
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • TPM2: Ethics: History and Applied Ethical Dilemmas
    Speaker(s): Vanessa Goepel, LPC-S, ADC, CPS
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • TPM3: Basics of Opioid Pharmacology
    Speaker(s): Dr. Wayne Parker, PharmD
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • TPM4: Say Her Name: AOD, Justice Involved, and Health Equity for Women
    Speaker(s): Dr. Bakahia Madison, PsyD, LCPC, CADC
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • TPM5: There’s No Harm in Harm Reduction
    Speaker(s): Ashley Brook Loftis, ALC, NCC, CPS and Edward Taylor, MS
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • TPM6: Current Opioid Trends
    Speaker(s): Sean Malloy
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • TPM7: Integrating Diabetes Education into Recovery Support Services
    Speaker(s): Shereda Finch, M.ED, MPA;  and Yvette Hester, MS
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details

Wednesday, March 23

Wednesday Course Schedule

Registration: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Opening  Session: 8:15 aM – 9:15 aM
  • Title: Music and the Brain in Recovery
    Speaker: John McAndrew
    Description:  See Details
Break: 9:15 aM – 9:30 aM
Half Day Morning Courses: 9:30 AM – 12:30 pM (3 Hours)
        • WAM1:The Self in Shame: Healing the Wounds of Substance Use Disorders
          Speaker(s):Dr. Merrill Norton, Pharm.D., D.Ph., CMAC and Maddie Marsh, BS Psychology, Pharm.D. Candidate
          Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
          Handouts: ASADS The Self In Shame 3 10 2022
        • WAM2: Ethics and Confidentiality: Assessing my Expertise in this Domain
          Speaker(s):Joan Leary, MA, LPC, NCC
          Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
        • WAM3: Bridging the Gap: Attacking Stigma, Barriers and Patient Centered Treatment
          Speaker(s):
          Ellen Robertson, Ph.D., MCHES; Dr. Karen Johnson, Ph.D., MSW; Angie Pretz, MSW; Dr. Holly Horan, Ph.D.; Leslie Herhold, MSW, LCSW, PMH-C; Dr. J. Jaiswal, PhD, MPH; and Dr. Mercy Mumba, PhD, RN, CMSRN
          Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
        • WAM4:Medication Assisted Treatment and Pregnancy
          Speaker(s): Lisa Anderson Akine, NCACII, CADCII, ICADC
          Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
        • WAM5:An Overview of Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorders
          Speaker(s): Dr. Lucy R. Cannon, LCSW, LICSW, CCDP-D, MATS
          Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
        • WAM6:Gambling Compulsivity and Addiction
          Speaker(s): Brian S. Canfield, Ed.D.
          Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
        • WAM7: 2022 Alabama Illegal Drug Threat
          Speaker(s): Renita Ward, BS
          Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
          Handouts: GC HIDTA PP including nationwide-state FINAL
        • WAM8: Wellness Informed Recovery Support
          Speaker(s): Tom Lane, NCPS, BCPA, CRPS
          Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
        • WAM9: Understanding Co-Occurring Disorders
          Speaker(s): Brooke Whitfield, MA, LPC, NCC

          Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
        • WAM10:Substance Use Disorders in Challenging, Changing Times
          Speaker(s): James Campbell, LPC, LAC, MAC, CACII
          Description and Course Objectives:  See Details

         

        Lunch: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
        Half Day Afternoon Courses: 1:30 PM – 4:45 pM (3 Hours)
        • WPM1: What are Gas Station Drugs, Their Dangerous Impacts, and Recovery Mechanisms from their Devastating Effects
          Speaker(s):Dr. Merrill Norton Pharm.D., D.Ph., CMAC and  Maddie Marsh, BS Psychology, Pharm.D. Candidate
          Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
          Handouts: ASADS 2022 Gas Station Drugs 3 10 22 and ASADS Delta 8 THC 3 10 22
        • WPM2: It Takes Two to Tango: Working Effectively with Clients who Self-Sabotage and exhibit Resistance to Change
          Speaker(s): Joan Leary, MA, LPC, NCC
          Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
          Handouts: Motivational Interviewing Handout
        • WPM3:What would you do? Decision Making Strategies for Ethical Dilemma Strategies
          Speaker(s): Dr. Lucy R. Cannon, LCSW, LICSW, CCDP-D, MATS
          Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
          Handouts: TMH_Handouts_Clinician_Ethics Decision Making Models
        • WPM4: An Introduction to Ethics Prevention Standards
          Speaker(s): Carlton Hall
          Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
        • WPM5: Finding the “Fun” in DysFUNuction: Working with Families of Addiction
          Speaker(s): Melissa Nippert, LPC-S and Brian Hayes
          Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
        • WPM6: Intervention Strategies for Helping “High-Risk” Clients
          Speaker(s): Brian S. Canfield, Ed.D.
          Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
        • WPM7: Ethical Considerations and Cultural Competency for Substance Abuse Providers
          Speaker(s): Denice Morris MS, MEd
          Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
        • WPM8: Worlds Apart: What Works in Adolescent Treatment and Why
          Speaker(s): James Campbell, LPC, LAC, MAC, CACII
          Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
        • WPM9: Prevention Education through Coalition Building & Community Involvement
          Speaker(s): Seyram Selase, B.S., I.C.P.S., C.P.M. and Iesha Beard, B.A.,A.P.S.
          Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
        • WPM10: Vital An Integrated Healthcare Approach
          Speaker(s): Audra Morrison, MSW; Jackie Doss, MS, CHES; and
          Jennifer Smith, LMSW
          Description and Course Objectives:  See Details

Wednesday Night Event

Wednesday Night Community Event

 

Thursday, March 24

Thursday Course Schedule

Registration: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Opening  Session: 8:15 aM – 9:15 aM
Break: 9:15 aM – 9:30 aM
Half Day Morning Courses: 9:30 AM – 12:30 pM (3 Hours)
  • THAM1: Clinical Pearls of the Pharmacotherapy of Alcohol Use Disorders: Detoxification, Anti-Craving, and Deterrence
    Speaker(s):Dr. Merrill Norton, Pharm.D., D.Ph., CMAC and Maddie Marsh, BS Psychology, Pharm.D. Candidate
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
    Handouts: Clinical Pearls 3 11 ASADS 2022
  • THAM2:Ethics and Confidentiality for Peer Specialist
    Speaker(s):Joan Leary, MA, LPC, NCC
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • THAM3: Integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorder
    Speaker(s): VonZell Wade, Ph.D., LPC, CCTP, AIS
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • THAM4: Trauma-Informed Clinical Best Practices
    Speaker(s): Karen Johnson, MSW, LCSW
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
    Handouts: Script Templates For Trauma-Informed Inquiry
  • THAM5: Practicing Alcohol Moderation in a Post-Pandemic World
    Speaker(s): Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC and Craig James, LCSW, LSATP, MAC
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • THAM6: Brief Negotiated Interview 101: Exploring Behavior Change
    Speaker(s): Audra Morrison, MSW; 
    Jackie Doss, MS, CHES; and Jennifer Smith, LMSW
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • THAM7: Using Media in Prevention: A Case Study
    Speaker(s): Carie Wimberly, Jennifer Sulik, and Jennifer Campbell
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • (Canceled) THAM8: Navigating the Pathway to Recovery with Innovation, One Click at a Time
    Speaker(s): Toria Pettway, LBSW and Marisa Barbieri, MSc.
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • THAM9: Infusing Equity Into Your Prevention Work
    Speaker(s): Albert Gay, M.S.
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • THAM10: Understanding Peer Supervision: What You didn’t Learn in Graduate School
    Speaker(s):Ed Johnson, LPC, LAC/S, MAC, CCS, CPRS
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
Lunch: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Half Day Afternoon Courses: 1:30 PM – 4:45 pM (3 Hours)
  • THPM1: DSM-5 and Substance Use Disorders Diagnosis
    Speaker(s): VonZell Wade, Ph.D., LPC, CCTP, AIS
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • THPM2: HIV/STIs: an Overview for the Substance Abuse/Mental Health Professional
    Speaker(s):Rick Meriwether, B.S.
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
    Handouts: AIDS SVC ORGS CONTACT INFO, CDC HIV SUBSTANCE USE, Drug Facts, HIV Mental Health Issues, Specialist District Map.
  • THPM3: Shared Decision-Making
    Speaker(s): Debbi Metzger, MA, NCC, ADC, MAC
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • THPM4: Navigating Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders and Overcoming Barriers to Reduce Health Disparities
    Speaker(s): Cherry W. Jackson, Pharm.D, FASHP, FCCP, BCPP and Jeanna Sewell, Pharm.D, BCACP
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • THPM5: Fostering Resilience and Recovery: A Change Package for Advancing Trauma Informed Primary Care
    Speaker(s): Karen Johnson, MSW, LCSW
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
    Handouts: Fostering Resilience Handout
  • THPM6: From Screening to Treatment Admission: Engagement, Retention and Attempts at Pre-Treatment
    Speaker(s): Elana Merriweather, Ed.S., LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, AADC and Glenn Winkler, ALC, ICADC 
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • THPM7: “Beginning to End” Opioid Use Disorder Care
    Speaker(s): Ellen Robertson, Ph.D.; Jennifer Smith, LMSW; Stephen Taylor, MD; Karen Watkins-Smith, RN, BSN; and Wendi Hogue, M.Ed., LPC, NCC
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • THPM8: The Intersections of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse: Breaking Cycles and Approaching Clients
    Speaker(s): Fran Sumner Jones, LMSW and Brenda Maddox, MSN/Ed, SANE-A, AFN-BC, RNC-OB, C-EFM
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • THPM9: Ethics for Peers
    Speaker(s): Ed Johnson, LPC, LAC/S, MAC, CCS, CPRS
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • THPM10: Real or Reel? Navigating Informed Response to Domestic Violence
    Speaker(s): Lamea “Elle” Shaaban-Magaña, PhD and Kelly Miller, LMFT
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details

Friday, March 25

Friday Course Schedule

Registration: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Opening  Session: 8:15 aM – 9:15 aM
  • Title: I Need a Boost
    Speaker: Mansfield Key
    Description:  See Details
Break: 9:15 aM – 9:30 aM
Half Day Morning Courses: 9:30 AM – 12:30 pM (3 Hours)
  • FAM1:HIV/STIs: an Overview for the Substance Abuse/Mental Health Professional
    Speaker(s): Rick Meriwether, B.S.
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
    Handouts: AIDS SVC ORGS CONTACT INFO, CDC HIV SUBSTANCE USE, Drug Facts, HIV Mental Health Issues, Specialist District Map.
  • FAM2: Why is Clinical Documentation So Important?
    Speaker(s): Stacey Lee
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
    Handouts: DAP note example, Discharge Summary Example, INITIAL INDIVIDUAL NOTE EXAMPLE 1.
  • FAM3: CARES MDT: A Multi-Disciplinary Team Helping Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorder
    Speaker(s): Erica Hochberger, LICSW; Jana Thomas, LBSW; Kelli Mukaddam, BCJ; and Mark Sapp, M.D.
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • FAM4: Overview of Alabama’s Crisis System of Care
    Speaker(s): Anthony Reynolds, LPC, CAC; Dr. Cindy Gipson, Ph.D; Jim Crego; Paula Steele, LICSW; and Donna Leslie, LPC-S
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
    Handouts: ASADS Master Sliders for FAM4 Presentation
  • FAM5: Changing Police Culture, A CIT Response To Crisis
    Speaker(s): Johnny Hollingsworth, B.S.
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
    Handouts: CIT brochure, CIT Core Elements, Module Learning Objectives, Problem Facing Policing.
  • FAM6: Take Back, Educate, Inundate (TBEI):  A Social Media Approach to Opioid Prevention in Clinical Settings
    Speaker(s): Elana Merriweather, Ed.S., LPC, NCC, AADCC, BC-TMHP and Thomas Stephens
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • FAM7: The Legal Landscape of Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
    Speaker(s): David Diab
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • FAM8: Value of Peer Support
    Speaker(s): Pamela Butler, BSW
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • FAM9: Vicarious Trauma: Signs, Symptoms and Management for the Healthcare Provider
    Speaker(s): Denice Morris MS, MEd
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
  • FAM10:Cognitive Behavior Therapy and the Use of Contingency Management
    Speaker(s): Debbi Metzger, MA, NCC, ADC, MAC
    Description and Course Objectives:  See Details
Adjourn: 12:30 PM
Continuing Education Units - CEUs

ASADS is excited to offer our conference participants CEUs.  Click the button below for ASADS CEU information.

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ASADS Mobile Conference App

ERMobile has developed ASADS’s mobile app for our 2022 conference. The app works with both iPhone/iOS and Android versions giving you the ability with a touch of a button to:

  • Download the EventRebels ERMobile App
  • Enter your registration information to access ASADS Conference
  • Scan your badge to record attendance
  • View full conference schedule and details
  • Your personal itinerary
  • Conference Center floor maps
  • Access all course handouts

DOWNLOAD THE APP NOW!
Click the relevant app store or scan the QR Code to download.

             

Become A Sponsor

ASADS, invites you to join the family of supporters by showcasing your agency/product at this prestigious event. Our 2022 ASADS Annual Conference will be taking place from March 22‐25, 2022. Our 2022 Annual Conference will feature a broad array of topics where researchers, clinicians, and educators will share their work and progress through keynote addresses, course presentations, panel discussions, and numerous networking opportunities, and much more.

ASADS’s mission is to serve the professional’s needs and interests by providing affordable high-quality education so they can practice at the highest level possible. ASADS is the only conference of its size that provides high-quality education/training for substance use disorder counselors, educators, primary care professionals, pharmacists, and other addiction-focused professionals. Over 950 attendees, eager to learn the latest advancements in addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery attend our Annual Conferences each year.

Join addiction-focused professionals for three and half days of presentations, professional development, and networking opportunities by showcasing your agency, product, or organization at this prestigious event. We offer various levels for sponsorship that will fit your budget.

For more information visit email us at asadsalabama@gmail.com or call (256) 620‐3304.

$4,500

Platinum Sponsor

Conference Registration for 3 Full Days
Keynote Speaker Sponsorship
Recognition on All Conference Literature and Website
Premium Exhibitor Space
Full Page Recognition in the Pre-and Post-Show
Logo in ASADS’s Event App
Name Badge with Exhibitor Ribbon
Three (3) Push Notification to Attendees
Attendee App Advertisement

$3,500

Gold Sponsor


Conference Registration for 2 Full Days
Recognition on All Conference Literature and Website
Preferred Exhibitor Space
Half Page Recognition in the Pre-and Post-Show
Logo in ASADS’s Event App
Name Badge with Exhibitor Ribbon
Two (2) Push Notification to Attendees

$2,500

Silver Sponsor


Conference Registration for 1 Full Day
Recognition on All Conference Literature and Website
Standard Exhibitor Space
Logo and Name in in the Pre-and Post-Show
Logo in ASADS’s Event App
Name Badge with Exhibitor Ribbon
One (1) Push Notification to Attendees

$1,000

Patron Sponsor


Conference Registration for One ½ Day
Organization Name in the Pre-and Post-Show
Name Badge with Exhibitor Ribbon

Other Opportunities and Add-Ons

  • Eight (8) Available for Logo Slots
  • Deadline: February 28, 2022
  • Four (4) Available for Logo Slots
  • Deadline: February 1, 2022
  • Seven (7) Available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
  • Sponsored morning and afternoon break for all conference attendees
  • Break area signage
  • Acknowledgment of support through social media outlets
  • Recognition in the pre-and post-show throughout the conference
  • Four (4 ) slots available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
  • Sponsored meal for all conference attendees
  • Breakfast area signage
  • Acknowledgment of support through social media outlets
  • Recognition in the pre-and post-show throughout the conference
  • One (1) slot available
  • Deadline: February 1, 2022
  • Three (3) available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Sponsored meal for all conference attendees
  • Opportunity to share about your organization during the lunch hour 15 mins
  • Lunch area signage
  • Acknowledgment of support through social media outlets
  • Recognition in the pre-and post-show throughout the conference
  • Three (3)  available Wednesday
  • Sponsored light snack for all conference attendees
  • Area signage
  • Opportunity to handout materials
  • Acknowledgment of your organization’s support through social media outlets
  • Recognition in the pre-and post-show throughout the conference

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Questions

    How to Eat an Elephant

    Speaker: Anthony Brooks

    Speaker Bio:

    Anthony Brooks has dedicated his professional career to uplifting and supporting the young and young at heart. His job titles have consisted of clinical coordinator, family consultant, public relations coordinator, counselor/therapist, administrative assistant, program coordinator and motivational speaker. He has dedicated his professional career to uplifting and supporting his clients, customers, and students. Currently he serves as Principal at the Special Programming for Achievement Network which was ranked the number one program of its kind in his state from 2014-present. Mr. Brooks intends to receive a master’s degree in Social Work so that he may continue to expand his abilities to better serve the community.

    Session Description:

    Has the past year left you feeling overwhelmed? You are not alone. Join your colleagues for an uplifting and highly energized session that will leave you feeling “full” of inspiration with utensils you need to get your appetite back to tackle a full plate. How To Eat An Elephant is an interactive presentation for all audiences.

     

    Music and the Brain in Recovery

    Speaker: John McAndrew

    Speaker Bio:

    John McAndrew’s music has been heard around the world, and at many National Events. While touring, he has performed for and worked with Recovery audiences for over 30 years. His CD, “Forgiven” released in 2016, was in Grammy Consideration three times in the Roots Gospel Category. His newest CD project “Walking Back” has received critical acclaim. He co-hosted along with WestBridge CEO Mary Woods the “One Hour at a Time” Radio Show on “Voice of America” for several years. He is a contributor to the US Journal of Science, writing articles on the benefits of Music in Recovery. He currently is a Recovery Music Specialist / Therapist and Music Services Co-Ordinator at Cumberland Heights, Nashville, TN, providing individual and group therapy. He also helped develop and launch the “Music Professionals Program” at Cumberland Heights.

    Session Description:

    Singer/songwriter and piano player John McAndrew takes us on a musical and spiritual journey from self-centeredness to humility, using stories and songs. This journey is a long and difficult one in recovery. Recent studies show us that music can reach the parts of the brain that are linked to addiction and can function as an integral part of recovery. This experiential session demonstrates how music and music therapy can be applied in a variety of treatment settings to bring about therapeutic change. We will discuss the brain in simple terms and how it is affected by music. New research and new evidence about the power of music. The scientific evidence.

    A Practitioner’s Guide To Medication Assisted Treatments for Alcohol Use Disorder

    Speaker: Dr. Merrill Norton and Maddie Marsh

    Speaker Bio:

    Dr. Merrill Norton is an EMMY winning Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus of the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy with his specialty areas to include psychopharmacology and addiction pharmacy. He was most recently honored by the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association’s Board of Directors and Certification Board with being bestowed the first Certified Master Addiction Counselor (CMAC) credential in the state. His book, Understanding Substance Use Disorders Pharmacology, has been used to train thousands of mental health professionals nationally and his latest book, and The Pharmacist’s Guide to Opioid Use Disorders was released in December 2018. Dr. Norton completed his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. He accomplished a three-year addiction medicine fellowship under the direction of Douglas Talbott MD at Ridgeview Institute and has state, national, and international credentials in the treatment of mentally ill/addicted/chronic pain individuals. He has also been a faculty member of the Fairleigh-Dickinson University Postdoctoral Training Program in the Masters of Psychopharmacology, Alliant International University of San Francisco College of Psychology, University of Georgia School of Continuing Education, and Berry College in the areas of Psychopharmacology and Addiction Pharmacy. His areas of specialty in addiction pharmacy are the management of chronic pain in the substance use disordered patient and the neuroscience of substance use disorders. Since his recent retirement from UGA, Dr. Norton’s primary focus is to provide the latest scientific information to communities, educators, healthcare professionals, prevention specialists, treatment providers, and especially families, on the diseases of substance use disorders.

    Maddie Marsh is completing the third year of her doctor in pharmacy program at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and plans to graduate in May 2023. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia in 2017. She has a passion for substance use disorders, particularly the role of education in empowering people in their recovery. Maddie currently works as a pharmacy intern at Alliance Recovery Center where she works with counselors, nurses, and physicians to provide patient-centered care in Medication Assisted Treatment. During her time in pharmacy school, she has been a student of, worked alongside, and presented with her mentor Dr. Merrill Norton. She plans to continue the work in substance use disorders and pharmacy started by Dr. Norton in her pharmacy career.

    Session Description:

    In the Treatment of alcohol use disorder, there are medications that have been approved by the FDA to ease the transition into abstinence. Medications can be used for detoxification, withdrawal, and cravings associated with AUD. When it comes to treating alcohol cravings and deterring individuals from drinking alcohol, medications are an efficacious resource. Currently, less than 10% of patients with AUD receive medications as part of their treatment plan, even though it is an evidence-based treatment recommended by SAMHSA in combination with behavioral interventions. When individuals show an inadequate response to counseling alone, adding medication may be the next step. Anti-craving medications include Naltrexone, Acamprosate, Disulfiram, anticonvulsants (off-label), and herbal preparations.

    I Need A Boost  

    Speaker: Mansfield Key

    Speaker Bio:

    Mansfield (Pete) Key III is the leading Growth Development Strategist and International Motivational Speaker. He’s a Life Coach, mentor, consultant, speechwriter, certified HIV/AIDS Instructor. He holds multiple certifications in grief counseling and 21st Century Leadership. He’s certified in Relationship Smarts, Fatherhood Initiative, Together We Can, and Basic Training for Relationships from the Human Development Department at Auburn University. He has provided technical assistance to the Federal Government’s Health and Human Service for all 50 states and has worked directly with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. He has consulted for the Departments of Education and Public Health in several states. He has also provided presentations for the Juvenile Justice System, Dream Development Center in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Liverpool, England’s Hope Organization. He is the creator of the Lunch with The Keys Program, teaching Character Education to kindergarten through twelfth-grade students. The youth services program, Lunch with The Keys, won the School of Distinction for Florence High School and went on to be awarded the 2019 CLAS Banner for Alabama School District 7. Pete’s Fatherhood program also won the Community Action Head Start Fatherhood Program of the year. He was named Humanitarian of the Year for the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He’s also a member of the 2016-2017 Class of Leadership Alabama and the 2020 President of the Florence Rotary Club. His speaking engagements include the Ryan White National Conference; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA); Alabama Education Association; Alabama Associate of School Boards; and the School Superintendents of Alabama. He has authored three books and released multiple curriculums. Besides his relationship with God, he is most proud of his wife, Sharlene, and two daughters, Erin and Joi. Key believes everyone has something special, but sometimes people need others to help them discover it.

    Session Description:

    This ed-u-training (educational and entertaining) training session will have its audience participating in lively discussions and engaging activities using music and drama. We want to help them discover sustainable ways to keep the passion for their purpose. Let’s work together to help your team identify what’s draining their emotional, mental battery and determine what is causing their engine to have a slow start and sometimes stall. We will bring the Booster Cables to give them a charge and help create a spark to energize the people around them. Let’s work together to discover ways to relieve their personal and professional stress to their personal and professional best. This session will clearly prepare participants to leave the conference ready to illustrate what it means to make a difference in the lives of others: “Someone’s Destiny is tied to your assignment”.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

    Call for Presentations

    ASADS is in the process of planning our 46th school to be held in 2021 and would love for you to consider applying as a presenter. The school will be held March 22-26, 2021 at the Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

    ASADS offers a unique opportunity for professional development, information exchange and networking. It is designed to address the need for knowledge and skill development through advanced training. We have a proud history of providing education encompassing the fields of Prevention, Treatment and Recovery for over forty (40) years.

    We expect participants to come from a variety of settings and possess a range of skills and experience. Attendees may include prevention practitioners, treatment, recovery and youth development practitioners, state and community leaders, agency directors and staff, juvenile justice and adult corrections practitioners, people in recovery and their allies, public health practitioners, educators and faith-based groups.

    If you are interested in supporting ASADS by becoming a presenter, please complete this form including the required attachments.  Early submissions will be greatly appreciated.” 

    Suggested Topics are listed below but not limited to the following:

    Prevention Topics include, but are not limited to, HIV/AIDS, prevention ethics, managing disruptive behavior, sustainability planning, cultural competency and addressing behavioral health disparities underage drinking, community level change strategies, coalition building/development, prescription drug abuse, prevention advocacy, marijuana prevention education/legalization, mental health promotion, suicide prevention, prevention programs geared toward specific populations (youth, college, military, etc.) and impact on the workplace.

    Youth Development Topics include, but are not limited to, evidence-based practices in working with youth, relationship between youth development and prevention, treatment and/or recovery, youth voice and choice, youth led campaigns, high-impact activities, creating youth friendly spaces, understanding the teen brain, and building effective relationships with youth.

    Treatment Topics include, but are not limited to, abstinence based treatment, addiction counseling competencies, treatment addressing the need of specific populations (veterans, adolescents, collegiate, gender, LGBTQ, young adults), co-occurring disorders, ethics, evidence-based programs, strategies for family treatment, medication-assisted treatment, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention, senior population and substance use, technology based therapeutic tools, trauma, clinical supervision.

    Recovery Topics include, but are not limited to, recovery support services, role of peer based recovery support, forensic peer specialists, youth peer support, creating a culture of recovery, medication in support of recovery, recovery community organizations (funding and making the business case), science of addiction and recovery, creating the expectation of recovery, role of family and community in recovery, and addiction advocacy in local communities.

    Wellness for Professional Topics include, but are not limited to, personal wellness for substance abuse counselors, doing our own work: a parallel process, impairment prevention, setting boundaries for self-care, identifying risk factors, life balance, self-checkup, finding renewal, cultivating habits of self-care, career-sustaining strategies, burnout, coping skills, stress management, practicing mindfulness, and wellness activities-cognitive, emotional, physical and spiritual.

    Final selection of proposals will be completed by October 1, 2021.  Selected presenters will be notified by email.  Those not selected will be advised.

    Submit a Proposal

















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      2021 Award Recipient


      Christopher Retan

      Previous Winners

      Carol Potok (2020)Gwen Thomas-LeBlanc (2019)Sarah Harkless (2018)Patrick Tidwell (2017)
      Foster Cook (2016)Richard Bonds (2015)Theodore Mitchell (2014)Kathy House (2013)
      Callie Dietz (2012)Kent Hunt (2011)Susan Reid (2010)Elana Parker (2009)
      Carl Nowell (2008)

      ASADS is currently accepting nominations for the Carl Nowell Leadership Award to be given during the 2020 Annual School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. All nominations in the area of substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery are welcomed.





















         

         

        NAME TITLE AGENCY EMAIL ADDRESS
        Angela Camp President Bradford Health Services acamp@bradfordhealth.net
        Kathy House Vice President Dept. of Mental Health kathy.house@mh.alabama.gov
        Mike McLemore Treasurer AADAA lighting-sun@msn.com
        Debbi Sims Metzger Secretary Dept. of Mental Health debbi.metzger@mh.alabama.gov
        Lucy Douglas  Parlimentarian Sereno Ridge Recovery ldouglas@serenoridge.com
        Eddie Albright Board of Dir. NAADAC eddie.albright@rehab.alabama.gov
        Rebecca Bensema Board of Dir. Board of Pardons and Paroles rebecca.bensema@paroles.alabama.gov
        Dr. Courtney Dotson Board of Dir. Dept. of Rehab Services courtney.dotson@rehab.alabama.gov
        Vanessa Goepel Board of Dir. University of Alabama vanessa.goepel@yahoo.com
        Nikki Harris Board of Dir. SATTC/Morehouse School of Medicine nharris@msm.edu
        Jackie Hill Gordon Board of Dir. VA Medical Center-Tuscaloosa jackie.hill-gordon@va.gov
        Scott Holmes Board of Dir. Dept. of Youth Services scott.holmes@dys.al
        Gail Hooper Board of Dir. Drug Education Council gail@drugeducation.org
        Shona Johnson Board of Dir. Dept. of Corrections shona.johnson@doc.alabama.gov
        Bridget Jones Board of Dir. Dept. of Transportation jonesbrid@dot.state.al.us
        Rachel Kiefer Board of Dir. Dept. of Public Health rachel.kiefer@adph.state.al.us
        Stephen Kiser Board of Dir. Walker Recovery Center swkwrc@aol.com
        Rodney Maiden Board of Dir. Troy University rmaiden@troy.edu
        Abby Migliore Board of Dir. Board of Nursing abby.migliore@abn.alabama.gov
        Donna Oates Board of Dir. Administrative Office of Courts donna.oates@alacourt.gov
        Samantha Patterson Board of Dir. NW AL Treatment Center pattersonsamantha08@gmail.com
        Greg Snodgrass Board of Dir. Cumberland Heights snodgrassgreg@hotmail.com
        Advisory Board
        Lynn Boyd, Ph.D Advisory Board AADAA lynnboyd@gmail.com
        Necoal Holiday Driver Advisory Board Troy University ndriver22670@troy.edu

         

        Organization Detail
        AADAA AADAA: Alabama School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies conference March 22-25, 2022 has been approved by AADAA. 

         

        Alabama Psychological Association (aPa): This program is sponsored by the Alabama School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies (ASADS) and the Alabama Psychological Association (aPA). The Alabama Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Alabama Psychological Association (aPA) maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. This program is approved for number (numeral) credit hours for psychologists by the Alabama Psychological Association (aPA). Partial attendance, late arrival, or early departure will preclude the issuance of CE credits.

         

        AL Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators Alabama Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators: This program has been approved for 27 hours of continuing education by the Alabama Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators.

         

        NAADAC: ASADS is an approved provider of continuing education by NAADAC Provider number 111584.
        Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners: Chosen courses must meet Alabama Social Workers requirement 0502.
        NBCC: Alabama School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP # 6600. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Alabama School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
        Alabama Board of Nursing: ASADS is an approved provider of continuing education by the Alabama Board of Nursing ABNP1475, expiration date 12/2022.
        ADRS: The Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services is approved by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) to sponsor continuing education credits for counselors. Provider number 00060639.
        CRCC: CRCC acknowledges it is the responsibility of the participant to actively participate in a program for the benefit of furthering their professional education. However, CRCC encourages all providers of continuing education to actively monitor participation in a program or activity prior to awarding credit to certificates.