Who Should Attend?
Treatment Professionals & Service Providers, Educators, Nurses, Social Workers, Prevention Professionals, Law Enforcement, MH Therapists, Parents, Public Health Professionals, Peer Support, Specialists, Students, Concerned Citizens
For more information contact the Department of Mental Health at 1.877.210.8513
HOSTED BY: Mississippi Department of Mental Health, Bureau of Alcohol & Drug Services
Tuesday, April 1 - Friday, April 4, 2014
Hattiesburg Convention Center, Hattiesburg, MS
Welcome Letter from Department of Mental Health Director
I am honored to have the opportunity to participate in the 7th Mississippi School for Addiction Professionals. This conference allows us the opportunity to discuss the different ways we can support a better tomorrow for Mississippians with substance abuse problems.
Each year, the alcohol and drug residential treatment centers in Mississippi certified by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health’s (DMH) Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services, provide residential treatment to more than 6,000 Mississippians suffering from substance abuse and dependence problems. These services are an extremely valuable part of our service system. Thousands of Mississippians are in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse. They are neighbors, friends and family members leading healthy and productive lives in our communities. In Mississippi, more than 183,000 people and their families are affected by this disease.
Our agency is working towards a recovery-oriented system of care which focuses on a network of services and supports. This includes hospital and community-based care, peer-run services, involvement from family, and other supports that incorporate the values and principles associated with recovery. We want individuals to restore, rebuild and reclaim control of their lives by increasing their resilience and focusing on their strengths.
We must all work together during this time. I invite you to join us on our mission of improving the lives of Mississippians one person at a time. It will take us all working together to make an impact. Together, we can make a difference.
Edwin C. LeGrand
DMH Executive Director