25 Years Of Springboard Center Service

Conference on Addiction

Celebrating 25 years of Healing Lives and Restoring Families

Join us for a great event commemorating

25 years of service

in the fight against addiction!

Together, we can make a difference!

Event Details:

The conference will be held at the Bush Convention Center in Midland, TX. We are excited to bring together experts, professionals, and individuals passionate about addiction recovery.

This in-person event will be a platform for sharing experiences, knowledge, and strategies to combat addiction.

To see the conference schedule click here.

To see the session topics click here.


March 22, 2024


9 am – 2 pm


Bush Convention Center
105 N Main St,
Midland, TX 79701

For more location information and directions to The Bush Convention Center click here.

8:30 am Doors Open

9:00 am Continental Breakfast

9:30 am Session One

Ballroom (seats 200+): Dr. Jon R. Webb – Forgiveness, Addiction, & Recovery

Room A-B (seats 120): The Tall Cop – High in Plain Sight: Drug Trends

Room C (seats 60): Haley Brennan, PA-C – ABCs of Addiction

11:00 am Break

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11:15 AM Lunch
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11:15 AM Lunch
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Midland Meat Company

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12:30 pm Session Two

Ballroom: Dr. Jared Dempsey – Genetics, Suboxone & Marijuana, Treatment

Room A-B: Chris Raymer – Mixed Messages in Recovery

Room C: Springboard Panel Discussion with Questions & Answer session

2:00 pm Close of Conference

2:30 pm – 4 pm Open to the Public

Ballroom: Chris Raymer – Mixed Messages in Recovery

Session Topics:

Topic: Genetics and Addiction, Transparent Review of Suboxone & Marijuana, What Do Successful Treatment Programs Look Like?

Jared Dempsey

Dr. Jared P. Dempsey

Dr. Jared P. Dempsey serves as Chief Scientist at NLW Partners. He is actively involved in neurological and physiological research on addiction. Recent publications include preliminary evidence for a biological marker of addiction recovery, non-conscious emotional response to drug stimuli, and the influence of social anxiety on addiction treatment. Dr. Dempsey was also actively involved in the development of a comprehensive symptom-tracking and outcome data collection tool for addiction treatment, Trac9.

Topic: Forgiveness, Addiction, & Recovery

Dr. Jon R. Webb

Dr. Jon R. Webb is an associate professor in the Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies (ADRS) program at Texas Tech University. The focus of Dr. Webb’s research is on the association of spirituality with health. Most of his work to date is in the context of the association of multidimensional forgiveness with addiction and recovery. Although much of his work is applied, he is also involved in theory and measure development.

Jon Webb

Topic: Mixed Messages in Recovery

Chris Raymer

Chris Raymer

Chris Raymer is an internationally popular recovery speaker and has worked at the famous La Hacienda Addiction Treatment Center in Hunt, Texas, for more than twenty years. He currently serves as their Recovery Community Director.

Topic: High in Plain Sight: Drug Trends

Officer Jermaine Galloway

Officer Jermaine Galloway, a Texan known nationally as the Tall Cop, has worked in substance abuse prevention and education for over 20 years. The Tall Cop is unique in spending hundreds of hours with “boots on the ground,” highlighting drug culture in various communities. To date, the Tall Cop has trained more than 825,000 professional and community members. His program, “High in Plain Sight”, is a nationally recognized program that provides training, education, and enforcement strategies for community substance abuse issues.

Jermaine Galloway

Topic: ABC’s of Addiction

Haley Brennan, PA-C

Haley Brennan works for Springboard and is Midland born and raised. She has a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from The University of the Permian Basin and a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Texas Tech University. She has been practicing in urgent care and addiction medicine since 2018 and has a passion for helping others to succeed in their recovery.

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