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Family Dynamics in Addiction Treatment - Charlotte, NC

Charlotte, NC  ♦  Tuesday, May 5, 2015  ♦  11am - 1pm

Panelists | Podcasts

Addiction professionals in the Charlotte, NC community and beyond came together on May 5th to discuss Family Dynamics in Addiction Treatment. The event, produced by Addiction Professional, featured several panelists to provide their perspective:

  • Adam Marion – Clinical Director, Black Bear Lodge (FRN)
  • Kelly Scaggs - Clinical Director, Fellowship Hall 
  • Raymond Scott - Inpatient Program Manager, Willingway
  • Mackie Johnson - Clinical Director,  Anuvia Prevention and Recovery


The event was moderated by Megan Combs with Addiction Professional. Click below to listen to podcast.


Adam Marion
speaks on the importance of educating the family from the very beginning of the addiction recovery process.



Kelly Scaggs
speaks on the significance impact that support and communication have on both the family and patient during the recovery process.



Raymond Scott
discusses some of the most important things that families can do to help the patient maintain a successful recovery.



Mackie Johnson speaks on the importance of establishing a sense of hope within the family system to encourage participation and engagement.



The event was made possible through the support of Dominion Diagnostics, Heroes in Recovery, American Addiction Centers, Willingway, Fellowship Hall, and Foundations Recovery Network.

We would also like to thank Dilworth Center for their promotional participation.


About the Panelists

Adam Marion, LCSW
Clinical Director, Black Bear Lodge 

Prior to becoming the clinical director at Black Bear Lodge, Adam Marion worked at another Foundations Recovery Network facility, Foundations Atlanta at Roswell. He served as the primary therapist there, overseeing clinical treatment for dually diagnosed patients in an outpatient setting. Adam views his career as a calling to use his gifts and talents to help people in need and lift them up, something he is definitely passionate about. During college, he studied abroad in Argentina and Costa Rica, falling in love with Central and South America. He credits the varied cultures in those regions with broadening his approach to his work back at home. At Black Bear Lodge, Adam sees it as a privilege to witness the dramatic change that happens during treatment.

Kelly Scaggs
Clinical Director, Fellowship Hall 

Kelly joined the staff of Fellowship Hall in 2008 as a family therapist, and assumed the role of Clinical Director in 2015. She has over 24 years of experience in behavioral health and has practiced in both Florida and North Carolina. Prior to coming to Fellowship Hall, Kelly was part of the Cone Health System for over 10 years. Kelly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia and a Master’s of Social Work from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, Kelly is also an Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She has extensive experience with inpatient and outpatient mental health, substance abuse, women’s issues, co-occurring disorders, grief therapy, and family therapy.


Raymond Scott, CCS, CAC II
Inpatient Program Manager, Willingway

Raymond Scott began his career at Willingway as a Substance Abuse Counselor and was recipient of the Employee of the Year award in 1998. Raymond coordinates and advises the counseling staff at Willingway. He began working in the addiction field as an Intern Counselor and has since become a Certified Clinical Supervisor, and a Certified Addiction Counselor II (CAC II). Raymond serves the community by coordinating alcohol and drug education programs for companies and their employees, families and churches. His primary goal is to reeducate people about the stereotypes and myths about alcoholics and drug addicts. Raymond and his wife, Geraldine, enjoy making time for regular family activities with their children. They are active members of Believer's Church.

Mackie Johnson, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Clinical Director at Anuvia Prevention and Recovery

Malcolm "Mackie" Johnson has worked in the social services field for the past 21 years. He has worked speciffically in the substance abuse treament field for the past 17 years. He has a MSW Degree fom the University of Noth Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, and a Certified Clinical Supevisor. He specializes in the treatment of adults and youth with substance use disorders, severe mental illness, and those with co-occuring disorders. In addition, Mackie has worked extensively with adults, youth, and families that are involved with the court system.


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