NCAD Conference 2016

August 18-21, 2016 | Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel | Denver, CO

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 2016 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. 


2015 Session Presentations are Available via the Mobile App

All the conference information you need is just a tap away!  Presentations will be available until December 31, 2015.

To download the app on your smart phone, search for NCAD2015 in your app or play store.

To access the app on your computer, type in the URL into your web browser, and select “HTML5”

To access the app, use the email address you registered for the conference with, and the password is ncad2015.

For app questions or help, please email and include “NCAD App” in your subject line.

Please note that presentation availability is subject to distribution by speakers.  We make every effort to secure each presentation, but not all may be available.  


The 2015 NCAD Mobile App

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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.

NCAD Related Articles

Who controls the message about behavioral health? Not us

August 7, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
It's time to launch a new marketing campaign that promotes the primacy of behavioral health and its value in the larger healthcare landscape.

Teach shame resiliency during recovery for better results

August 7, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
The most effective trauma resolution and recovery work will not last if shame is bypassed. Experts at NCAD said shame must be addressed and resiliency cultivated in order for a patient to make strides.

Addiction in seniors: 'It's at epidemic levels'

August 6, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
A "silver tsunami" of addicted seniors is coming, warned a speaker at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders.

Caron's spiritual adviser honored with Father Martin Award

August 5, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Father William Hultberg, who has served as Caron Treatment Centers' spiritual guide for more than 30 years, received the Father Joseph C. Martin Award for Professional Excellence this year at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD).