That would be the acronym for the United Methodist Special Program on Substance Abuse and Related Violence. We are delighted to be able to bring in their expertise to help us begin the conversation on a challenging topic that confronts every family, every community, and every church. Our hope is that a more extensive training on this topic would be offered at a later date in the Augusta area.
Art Mellor is the Executive Director for SPSARV. Art has nearly two decades of experience designing, implementing and supervising substance abuse treatment programs as well as family treatment programs for clients who were affected by the substance abuse of loved ones. Art has also designed substance abuse training programs for social services, probation departments and health care providers. Art’s credentials include: Ms. Ed., MSW and 18 years as a credentialed alcoholism counselor.