West Virginia Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (WVAADAC)

Mission Statement

The mission of WVAADC mission is to lead, unify and empower addiction-focused professionals to achieve excellence through education, advocacy, knowledge, standards of practice, ethics, professional development and research.

Contact Information


Melissa Richmond, BS, CCJP
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Immediate Past-President

Mary Aldred-Crouch
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Linda Mealey, MA, LSW, ADC, MAC, SAP
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Linda Pauley, PR
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Board Members
Diane Shingler
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Joe Deegan
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Manuel "Marc" Jackson
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Peter Callahan
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Stephanie Thornton

Chelsea Gunther

Emily Birckhead

Laura Eagle

Jon Dower
NAADAC Regional Vice President

Susie Mullens, Licensed Psychologist, LPC, AADC
[email protected]

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Upcoming West Virginia Events

NAADAC in the Field in West Virginia

NAADAC Approved Education Providers

Education Programs

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) maintains the Directory of Addiction Study Programs (DASP), a comprehensive list of institutions offering certificate, associate, bachelor, master and/or doctoral programs in substance use disorders.

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