NCAD Conference 2015

August 1-4, 2015 | St. Louis Union Station Hotel | St. Louis, MO

Connect and Engage with National Experts and Resources

The National Conference on Addiction Disorders, along with Behavioral Healthcare Executive Summit, has rapidly established itself as a premier, respected, and trusted national conference that provides a diverse educational curriculum on the prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery management of addictions that affect various genders, generations, and cultures.

The 2015 Conference, with partner IC&RC, will feature nationally recognized treatment providers, authors, and educators discussing a wide range of topics in a compelling array of keynote sessions and in-depth workshops. 

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Co-Occurring Disorders: Case studies that demonstrate effective integrated care for co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders.


Counseling/Clinical Strategies: The latest practical guidance and evidence-based information on what works in treating addictions.


Ethics: Guidance on ethical dilemmas facing addiction counselors and/or the organizations that employ them.


Behavioral Healthcare Executive Summit: Topics include: Policy, Measurement, Operations, Services, Integration, Technology, Marketing, Mergers and Acquisitions.


Families in Treatment: Addressing successfully implemented strategies for improving family members' engagement in treatment, continuing care, and recovery support.


Gender Matters: Overcoming obstacles to recovery that are specific to the genders, to ethnic or sexual minorities, or to other underserved groups. Sponsored by CeDAR


Holistic Care: The emergence of whole-health issues such as diet/fitness and mind-body interventions in promoting recovery.


Marketing: Developing, marketing, and sustaining your organization’s reputation among prospects, funders, and communities.


Prevention/Intervention: Current applications of research findings on early intervention to lessen the impact of substance use.


Process Addictions: Clinical strategies for problem gambling, sex addiction, eating disorders and other issues that often intersect with substance use.


Professional Development: Information on professional credentialing, effective supervision and training, or self-care.


Recovery Support: Advances in services that reinforce a recovery-oriented system of care.


Ricky Byrd Photo Credits: Atlanta Sunrise Detox

NCAD Related Articles

2015 Outstanding Clinicians Awards: Jene Gardner

July 6, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Jene Gardner of the Council on Addiction Recovery Services in Olean, N.Y., is the counselor honoree in the 2015 Addiction Professional Outstanding Clinicians Awards.

Recovery hinges on lifestyle choices

June 22, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Nutrition expert Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, urges addiction treatment facilities to include healthy living as a central component.

CeDAR, NCAD partner to highlight issues of gender, trauma

May 13, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Women’s services, men’s treatment, adolescent treatment and caring for the transgender population are all relatively new considerations to the addiction field. Addressing trauma is an overarching trend for every group.

50-year-old St. Louis organization makes steady inroads in youth prevention

May 12, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
As an opioid epidemic reaches across socioeconomic boundaries, NCADA-St. Louis finds opportunities to influence the community about the power of prevention.