VERMILLION, S.D. – Diane Sevening, Ed.D., Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC), Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) and assistant professor in the Department of Addiction Counseling and Prevention at the University of South Dakota, is the new president of NAADAC, an association for addiction professionals.
NAADAC represents the professional interests of more than 100,000 addiction counselors and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and around the world. The organization’s members and its 47 state and international affiliates work to create healthier individuals, families and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support.
Sevening has taught addiction studies and counseling at USD since 1982. She has been recognized for helping addiction counselors successfully transition from a clinical emphasis to academic work to prepare new addiction professionals.