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1 Behavioral Health Services Association of South Carolina Use your ARROW KEYS to advance from one slide to the next…

2 Behavioral Health Services Association of South Carolina

3 Our Mission The mission of BHSA, an association of the local substance abuse authorities, is to represent and support member agencies in the provision of quality behavioral health services in South Carolina.

4 Our Purpose To serve as a catalyst for collaboration, cooperation and information-sharing vital to the enhancement of the quality and efficiency of behavioral health service delivery by member organizations. To advocate for issues, resources, and public policy that reduce the negative impact of alcohol and other drug abuse in South Carolina. To provide technical assistance, training, and other member services in order to improve the total operation of member organizations and consistency of service delivery. To assess programming needs and develop strategic plans for responding to needs identified. To educate and inform key decision makers on alcohol and other drug issues that effect our members

5 The Structure of BHSA Board of Directors Executive Director Membership Committees – Finance Public Policy Services SC Substance Abuse Training Consortium

6 Board of Directors President Charles Young Florence County Vice President Ron Rickenbaker Colleton County Secretary Janet Martini York County Treasurer Mark Cowell Charleston County At-Large Members James Foster Union County Cheryl Azouri Long Barnwell County Paul Napper Chesterfield, Kershaw & Lee Counties Dave Seward Chester County Immediate Past President Sammy Miller Dorchester County Committee Chairs Accountability Ron Rickenbaker Colleton County Public Policy Debbie Francis Lexington / Richland Counties Services Mark Cowell Charleston County SC Substance Abuse Training Consortium Herb Mattocks Aiken County

7 BHSA Services Outpatient Services ADSAP Criminal Intervention Prevention Detox Facilities Drug Courts Methadone Programs Family Services Residential Treatment Halfway Houses The Bridge Program

8 Admissions/Treatment Data Total Admissions in 2005 = 29,841 Alcohol = 13,659 Marijuana/Hashish = 5,212 Cocaine / Crack = 4,127 Other Drugs = 2,360 Non-AOD Admissions = 4,483

9 Services upon Admission Early Intervention = 5,145 Outpatient = 10,899 Intensive Outpatient = 4,085 Social Detox = 1,556 Medical Detox = 2,951

10 2006 Prevention Outcomes Single Contact = 244,815 Recurring Programs = 8, Model Programs Used # of Materials Disseminated = 327,353

11 2006 Accomplishments Additional $1.6 million allocated to the DAODAS budget for Medicaid match Creation of the SC Substance Abuse Training Consortium Held the first Retreat of BHSA leadership and DAODAS Joined State Associations of Addiction Services to have presence on federal level

12 2007 Priorities Develop statewide training initiatives Support passage of : Prevention of Underage Drinking & Access to Alcohol Act of 2007 Rewrite of the DUI bill Mandate ADSAP for Controlled Substance Violations Seek additional funding to expand prevention and treatment programs for adolescents Statewide presence of Alcohol Enforcement Teams (AETs) Expedite FY04 funding levels for alcohol excise tax revenue Completion of computerized Management Information & Client Records System


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