Students Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SAADA) is a student club that was formed in 2001, so students in the Chemical Dependency Counselor Certificate Program could communicate, socialize and assist each other. Club members help enrich the learning process and develop leadership skills under the direction of a faculty advisor outside of the classroom.
The mission of SAADA is increase students’ knowledge on preventing alcohol and drug abuse and to promote awareness by providing events and activities that encourage sobriety.
Today, SAADA is one of the largest Associated Students Organization (ASO) student clubs at LASC.
SAADA meets in SSEC 309 on Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. in the fall and spring semesters.
For more information, contact Dr. Leonard Apenahier via email ApenahLE@lasc.edu or call 323-241-5493.
Biography: Dr. Leonard E. Apenahier (Faculty Advisor)
Dr. Leonard E. Apenahier received his psychology bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon. He earned two master’s degrees, one from Pepperdine University in psychology, and the other from Vanderbilt University in Educational Psychology. His doctoral degree is from Howard University in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in measurement and research methodology.
He spent the earlier part of his career in research. Dr. Apenahier previously taught research methods at National University, Statistics at California State University, Long Beach, and Measurement at Chapman University.
Dr. Apenahier developed the Chemical Dependency Counselor Certificate Program at LASC and currently serves as the campus Faculty Advisor for Students Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SAADA). He has served on various committees at LASC, including Staff Development, Curriculum, Program Review, and Student Learning Outcomes (SLO). He is currently the Academic Senate President.
Dr. Apenahier attends professional conferences and is a member of the following professional organizations the: American Psychological Association, Western Psychological Association and American Educational Research Association.
Leonard Apenahier enjoys reading and sports. Leonard and Julia have two children.