The South Dakota Area Health Education Center is excited to again host the fifth annual Mission: Possible | Advancing Action Against Substance Use Together conference. This year’s conference will shine a spotlight on substance use, fostering critical conversation and collaborative initiatives to drive change.

This event is for addiction counselors, prevention and treatment center specialists, community mental health providers, rehabilitation professionals, behavioral health providers. criminal justice officials, substance abuse educators, medical providers and prescribers, other addiction-focused health care professionals, students, and any passionate individuals wanting to make an impact on substance abuse in our community

Attendees can expect to hear engaging content from nationally recognized speakers, local professionals, and community leaders. This is a great opportunity to connect with others who share a passion for making a difference in the lives of individuals affected by substance abuse. Take time to collaborate with peers and colleagues and learn from experts and leaders in this field. CME and CEU credits will be available.

July 17 & 18, 2024: Hilton Garden Inn | Downtown Sioux Falls

  • Wednesday, July 17 | 11:30 am – 5:30 pm (CT)
  • Thursday, July 18 | 7:30 am – 12:30 pm (CT)
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Lets help to promote recovery in the community and combat this challenging pandemic that is affecting the lives of so many.

Damon West

Keynote Speaker: Damon Wuest
Internationally known keynote speaker and three-time Wall Street Journal bestselling author.



The South Dakota Area Health Education Center (SD AHEC) fosters a continuum of interdisciplinary health professions education focusing on the healthcare needs of the most underserved in our state. This is accomplished through academic-community partnerships in collaboration with state agencies and organizations to improve the supply and distribution of a culturally sensitive, quality healthcare workforce. Learn more.


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