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First Friday Workshops

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

AM Session / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sherri Layton 2

Sherri Layton, LCDC, CCS

Outpatient Services Administrator, La Hacienda Treatment Center

Ethics – Where They Come From, Why We Have Them, & What To Do With Them!

Ethics are foundational in counselling practice yet we all encounter dilemmas – right vs. right rather than right vs. wrong situations. Sometimes our core values conflict with professional duties and obligations. This workshop will explore, through some interesting means, where those values came from so we better understand our conflict: why it’s important to live and practice by ethics and values, and how to apply an ethical decision-making model, and ways to live out ethical principles and in line with our values.

About the Presenter:
Sherri Layton, LCDC, CCS began working in addiction treatment in 1977 and has worked for La Hacienda Treatment Center since 1992. As Outpatient Services Administrator, she manages their outpatient, continuing care, and alumni services and coordinates La Hacienda’s legislative involvement on the state and national level. She frequently speaks on topics related to advocacy, ethics and leadership. Sherri has served on NAADAC’s Public Policy Committee since 2008 and is currently co-chair. She is currently President-Elect For TAAP. She has a BA in Psychology and completed an MBA with and emphasis on leadership in 2009.

3 Ethics CEU’s

PM Session / 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Vicki Thomas
Adrian Cano

Vicki Thomas, Leroy Garcia, Adrian Cano

San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness

Language Matters: Stigma and Substance Use Disorders

This workshop will cover the incidence of substance use disorders (from the Surgeon General’s Report in 2016), definition and background of substance use disorders, the definition of stigma and how stigma affects persons with substance use disorders and why language matters.

Attendees will know the prevalence of substance use disorders, will be able to define substance use disorders and stigma, verbalize how stigma affects persons with substance use disorders and why language matters when talking about substance use disorders.

About the Presenters:
Vicki Thomas is in long-term recovery. She is a Recovery Coach at SACADA and is passionate about eliminating barriers to and stigma associated with alcohol and substance use disorders.

Leroy Garcia Jr. is a Recovery Coach at SACADA. He has been recovered through mind, body and spirit. Leroy believes all three are important and must be balanced for one’s journey to be joyous, happy and free.

Adrian Cano is in long-term recovery. He is now a Peer Recovery Support Specialist at SACADA, involved in prison ministry, outreach and is passionate about assisting others in eliminating barriers to and stigma associated with alcohol, substance use disorders, gangs and incarceration.

3 General CEU’s


  • SACADA is a certified CEU provider for LCDC, LPC, CCJP, Social Workers and LMFT.
  • AM Sessions are scheduled from 9 am – 12 pm. Each workshop session is $35 and payment can be made online or over the phone.
  • PM Sessions are scheduled from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Each workshop session is $35 and payment can be made online or over the phone.
  • To register for a workshop, fill out the form below or call (210) 225-4741. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards.
  • Walk-ins welcome but RSVP guarantees a seat.
  • Cancellations or changes to workshops may occur.
  • No Refunds; however, you may receive a voucher for future attendance.



We offer students a discount of $10.00 off per session with proof of valid student ID. In order to receive the student discount, participants must pay at the registration table on the day of the workshop showing proof of their current student ID.

Register Today!


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August 3
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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San Antonio Council on Alcohol & Drug Awareness
7500 Highway 90, Dave Coy Building, Suite 201
San Antonio, TX 78227 United States
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(210) 225-4741

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