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behavioral health services association of south carolina

Behavioral Health Services Association of South Carolina

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our mission
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.

our purpose
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
the structure of bhsa
The Structure of BHSA
  • Board of Directors
  • Executive Director
  • Membership
  • Committees –
    • Finance
    • Public Policy
    • Services
    • SC Substance Abuse Training Consortium
board of directors
Board of Directors


Charles Young

Florence County

Vice President

Ron Rickenbaker

Colleton County


Janet Martini

York County


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


Ron Rickenbaker

Colleton County

Public Policy

Debbie Francis

Lexington / Richland Counties


Mark Cowell

Charleston County

SC Substance Abuse Training Consortium

Herb Mattocks

Aiken County

bhsa services
BHSA Services

Outpatient Services


Criminal Intervention


Detox Facilities

Residential Treatment

Drug Courts

Methadone Programs

Family Services

Halfway Houses

The Bridge Program

admissions treatment data
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

services upon admission
Services upon Admission

Early Intervention = 5,145

Outpatient = 10,899

Intensive Outpatient = 4,085

Social Detox = 1,556

Medical Detox = 2,951

2006 prevention outcomes
2006 Prevention Outcomes

Single Contact = 244,815

Recurring Programs = 8,414

83 Model Programs Used

# of Materials Disseminated = 327,353

2006 accomplishments
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
2007 priorities
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