Calendar of Events

Find addiction treatment conferences, presentations, university functions, gatherings and more on our constantly updated calendar of events for the year. Many nonprofit organizations and treatment centers host functions throughout the year that are designed to provide education and support for those living a life in recovery and free of addiction to drugs or alcohol.

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Featured Event

Eating Disorder Hope’s Online Conference II: Anorexia Hope & Healing in 2018

“International Overview of Anorexia Nervosa & Co-Occurring Issues”
2 CE’s available!

Eating Disorder Hope Online Conference

Thursday, May 17, 2018 / 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

Visit the EDH Conference Page for Details!


May, 2018

May 10: Join SAMHSAʹs National Childrenʹs Mental Health Awareness Day Town Hall Discussion. Details: You have the unique opportunity to be a part of the Awareness Day event. No matter where you live, you can join the eventʹs town hall discussion by submitting questions about ways to make child-serving systems more trauma informed. Time: 7:00 PM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub/Pro)

May 13-19: SAMHSA’s next National Prevention Week. Details: NAATP National Addiction Leadership Conference has been the annual “go to” event for our industry since 1978. NAATP National remains unique and critically important as the leading educational and networking event within the addiction treatment field. The upcoming NAATP National in 2018 is our 40th annual conference. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

May 17-18: 8th International Conference on Addictive Disorders and Alcoholism. Theme: Accelerating the Rehabilitation, Treatment and Therapies in Addiction. Location: Singapore. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

May 18: McLean Hospital 2018 Addictions Conference. Location: Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel, Cambridge, MA. Details: McLean Hospital is pleased to offer this annual conference bringing together some of the foremost authorities in the addiction field. Topics will include new, evidence-based treatments, the nuances of treating co-occurring disorders along with addiction, and special populations. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

May 20-22: National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) Conference. Location: Denver, CO. Details: Each year around this observance, communities and organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

May 21-24: National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors Annual Meeting. Location: Bethesda, MD. Details: 2018 NASADAD Annual Meeting in conjuction with and featuring meeting sessions with CSAT and CSAP. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

May 22:  SAMHSA Webcast Series – The Power of Perceptions and Understanding: Changing How We Deliver Treatment and Recovery Services. Topic: “Reducing Discriminatory Practices in Clinical Settings”. Details: The four-part series educates health care professionals about the importance of using approaches that are free of discriminatory attitudes and behaviors in treating individuals with substance use disorders and related conditions. CME/CE Credit: Earn up to 4.0 free credits for attending each of the 1-hour online webcasts.  Additional Information: here. (Pro)

May 22-24: 34th Annual Idaho Conference on Alcohol and Drug Dependency. Details: Learn from Experts. Re-connect with friends. Network with colleagues. You can typically earn 18 CEUs or more. Location: Boise, ID. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

May 25-27: 13th European Opiate Addiction Treatment Association (EUROPAD) Conference. Details: Symposia have a central theme around which the EUROPAD2018Krakow scientific committee has identified topics. The structure of the symposium will take the shape of 4 presentations with 30 minutes per presentation. The length of each symposium is 120 minutes. Location: Krakow, Poland. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

May 28-30: Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference 2018. Details: The 4th annual conference will cover a broad range of topics that will include prevention, treatment, systematic responses, behaviours, mental health and harm reduction in relation to all types of addiction. The program will include emerging trends and the various addictive habits of alcohol and other drugs, gambling, internet, sex, gaming, food, shopping, pyromania, kleptomania to name a few. Location: QT Gold Coast. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

May 30-June 1: 31st Annual Northwest Conference on Behavioral Health & Addictive Disorders. Details: Provides a forum for exploring the complex issues within the physical, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions of mental illness and addictive disorders. Location: Seattle, WA. Additional Information: here(Pro)

May 31-June 3: West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders. Details: WCSAD provides unique collaborative learning opportunities. At WCSAD, expect to mingle with Physicians, Nurses, Psychologists, Private Practitioners, etc. Location: La Quinta, CA. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

June, 2018

June 2: Hilmar Wagner, MPH, RDN, CD of The Emily Program Will be Presenting at the NAADAC Conference.  Location: Portland, OR. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

June 8-11: 2018 NIDA International Forum.  Location: San Diego, CA. Details: Join the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program for the research symposium, poster session, and network-building activities focus on the range and quality of drug abuse research conducted around the world. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

June 9-14: The College on Problems of Drug Dependence.  Location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront: San Diego, CA. Details: The College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) provides a national and international forum for scientists of diverse backgrounds to advance the understanding of molecular-neurobiological aspects of addictive disorders. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

June 10-12: 2018 International Conference on Opioids. Details: ICOO 2018 has assembled the best and brightest minds in opioid analgesics who will explore the challenges of using opioids to treat pain. They will present the latest research, real world knowledge, and practical solutions aimed at improving patient outcomes and reducing risk to both your patients and your practice. Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

June 12-16: The International Narcotics Research Conference 2018. Mission: The advancement of science relating to all aspects of opioid research primarily by providing an international forum where there can be exchanges of information among interested scientists from different disciplines. Location: San Diego, CA. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

June 19:  SAMHSA Webcast Series – The Power of Perceptions and Understanding: Changing How We Deliver Treatment and Recovery Services. Topic: “A Future Without Discrimination and Discriminatory Practices”. Details: The four-part series educates health care professionals about the importance of using approaches that are free of discriminatory attitudes and behaviors in treating individuals with substance use disorders and related conditions. CME/CE Credit: Earn up to 4.0 free credits for attending each of the 1-hour online webcasts.  Additional Information: here. (Pro)

June 21-22: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia Annual Conference. Speakers: Phoenix R. Kawamoto, M.S.W., Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC and Mary Jo Mathers. Location: Marietta, GA. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

June 27-30: 2018 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) National Convention: Live. Learn. Share hope. Details: The NAMI National Convention connects people affected by mental illness who are looking for resources, research and support. Attendees include individuals with mental illness, family members, caregivers, advocates, policymakers, educators, researchers, clinicians and press. Location: New Orleans, LA. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

July, 2018

July 10-12: National Recovery Schools Conference. Speakers: The ARHE/ARS Awards Ceremony and Gala will take place the evening of Monday, July 9th. Award recipients will be announced in June and featured throughout the conference program. Location: Houston, TX. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

July 15-18: CORE – 6th Annual Clinical Overview of the Recovery Experience. Details: CORE highlights the critical importance of providing individualized treatment and presents new options for productively integrating useful clinical tools into a larger recovery-oriented treatment culture while maintaining passion for delivering advanced behavioral, addiction, and therapeutic services. Location: Amelia Island, FL. Additional Information: here. (Pro

July 15-19: Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) Mid-Year Training Institute. Location: Orlando, FL. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

August, 2018

August 19-22: National Conference on Addiction Disorders.  Location: Disneyland, CA. Theme: Join addiction treatment and behavioral healthcare professionals of all types working together to heal our communities and build sustainable and successful treatment organizations at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders. Earn CE and ethics credits. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

August 21-23: California Department of Health Care Services Substance Use Disorders 2018 Statewide Conference.  Location: Hyatt Regency Orange County – Garden Grove, CA. Additional Information: Further information to come. (Pro)

August 27-30: New England School of Best Practices in Addiction Studies. Details: We are non-profit partnership with 48 years of experience providing competency development courses to individuals committed to preventing, treating, and supporting recovery from addictive disorders. Location: Waterville Valley, NH. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

September, 2018

September 1-30: National Recovery Month. Description: National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. Additional Information: here. (Pub/Pro)

September 19-20: 7th International Conference and Exhibition on Addiction Research & Therapy.  Location: San Diego, CA. Theme: Expanding Access to Novel Methodologies & Innovation in Recovery Therapy on addiction and Behavioral Health-Care. Additional Information: here. (Pro)