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Addiction Conference

2022 Addiction Conference: February 7-11

Monday, February 7, 2021, 10 a.m.–Friday, February 11, 2021, 4 p.m. CST

About the Conference

The Intersection of Diversity and Addiction is a week-long event that aims to arm human service professionals who work with the addiction and mental health population with meaningful tools and knowledge for empowering their clients. Each day brings together dynamic speakers from across the country to talk about addictions from various perspectives. As a human service provider, we want you to feel better equipped and informed to employ evidence-based treatment practices with diverse clients across the lifespan. 

Strengthening the Heartland hopes that this event will:

  1. Serve as a space where the tools and resources available to support human service providers are showcased.
  2. Provide participants with the opportunity to learn from each other and share best practices in supporting diverse clients who are in recovery or seeking treatment services across the lifespan.
  3. Build a network or people who have more tools and knowledge of other state and national resources available to support evidence-based treatment and recovery services.
  4. Gain a better understanding of how addictions can impact various at-risk communities that exist within our region.

Who we are?

Strengthening the Heartland (STH) developed through the collaborative efforts of faculty from South Dakota State University Extension and North Dakota State University Extension. With generous grant support from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, STH is dedicated to providing services that prevent opioid misuse in rural communities across the Dakotas. Our aim is to help human service providers with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide empathic treatment and recovery services in addition to helping rural consumers bridge the information gap.

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The Counseling and Human Resource Development program at South Dakota State University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Prover, ACEP No. 4142. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Counseling and Human Resource Department is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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