South Dakota Association of
Addiction and Prevention Professionals
Promoting professional leadership and excellence
in prevention and treatment of addictions.
We promote Values of Service
Our vision of the future includes the following values:
¨ We value the special skills and competencies of our profession.
¨ We value education, training, experience and continued
¨ We value all citizens of South Dakota and believe they deserve the best of addiction and prevention services.
¨ We value our unique cultures in South Dakota. Rural and also urban. We are European-American, Native American, and also have an emerging diversity of cultures.
¨ We value a holistic approach that includes spirituality as an element of wellness.
We see the following as core to our organization:
¨ Parity for Chemical Dependency professional will be the benchmark for the future.
¨ Addiction is a preventable and treatable disease.
¨ CD Counseling and Prevention are distinct professions and the SDCDA provides leaders for those fields.
¨ Prevention does work and has a positive impact on our communities.
¨ Recovery from addiction helps the individual, the family, and the community at large.
¨ Bi-annual conferences with continuing education opportunity.
¨ Advocacy for counselors, prevention professionals and programs.
¨ Peer assistance.
¨ Information for legislators, law enforcement, schools, other professionals and the public.
You can contact us at:
SD Association of Addiction & Prevention Professionals
PO Box 179
Blunt, SD 57522