The group works with the South Dakota Department of Social Services to review substance abuse factors and issues in the state, and also identifies emerging substance abuse behaviors.

According to Zavadil, “Addiction is a major threat to public health, and I appreciate the Department of Social Services’ leadership in addressing the prevention of substance abuse and including USD’s Addiction Studies department in those efforts.”

Zavadil has worked in the field of addictions and behavioral health for more than 30 years. The USD Department of Addiction Studies is part of the university’s comprehensive School of Health Sciences.

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