March 26, 2018
Hinds Community College
Pearl, MS

NAADAC and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) joined forces with the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services to reach out to build awareness and educate high school and college/university students about the benefits and opportunities in the substance use and mental health disorder professions in the hope of increasing the number of college/university students choosing to enter the behavioral health field and specializing in these disciplines. Other partners included the Mississippi Department of Education, Hinds Community College, HOSA Mississippi, Mississippi Public Health Institute, and the Mississippi Behavioral Health Learning Network.

The Mississippi SAMHSA-NAADAC Workforce Forum focused on the rewarding benefits of the substance use and mental health disorder disciplines that deliver not only a fulfilling life of helping others, but the opportunity for advancement and creativity.  In addition, students learn about Mississippi's workforce needs, state certification and licensing requirements, national certification opportunities, networking and mentoring connections, and other professional development opportunities.  Finally, on-site students will visit with local substance use disorder treatment providers to learn more about employment and internship opportunities. The Forum will be livestreamed at partner satellite locations, and taped for future posting on NAADAC's website.


Please contact Melissa Holland at 601.688.0794 or [email protected].