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”

EDH Online Conference

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

Visit the EDH Conference Page for Details!

March, 2018

March 3: Raising Healthy Families: Building Connection, Compassion, and Community. Details: We invite you to join Bay Area experts and community leaders in a day of learning designed for parents, caregivers, and educators. Learn how mindfulness can strengthen your relationships with young people, how to set healthy boundaries around technology, and how to help kids understand and be compassionate about differences. Speakers will share the latest research and practical strategies for raising young people who are curious, kind, and resilient. Location: Marin County Office of Education, 1111 San Rafael, CA. Additional Information: here(Pub/Pro)

March 4: Addiction eXecutives Industry Summit. Details: AXIS is designed as an intensive 3-day event that brings together individuals from diverse organizations to engage in a stimulating exchange of ideas on the changing healthcare environment, leadership, and business operations – an Executive Boot Camp. Location: Ponte Verde Beach, FL. Additional Information: here(Pro)

March 7-9: 11th National Counseling Advances Conference. Details: This conference addresses the most relevant and cutting edge topics for today’s mental health, addiction and other helping professionals. Attendees will be able to hear the latest research along with practical counseling strategies and take away advanced skills and techniques. Location: Las Vegas, NV. Additional Information: here(Pro)

March 7-10: Margaret Nagib, PsyD to Present at The National Conference on Trauma, Addictions, and MindfulnessDetails: Margaret Nagib, PsyD, Faculty Leader, Timberline Knolls Clinical Development Institute, to present “Intoxicating Cycles of Shame: The Missing Link in Treating Co-Occurring Substance Use and Eating Disorders” on Thursday, March 8th. Timberline Knolls will also have an exhibit table. Location: Chicago, IL. Contact: Megan Olson 630-248-4204 or [email protected]
Additional Information: here.  (Pro)

March 10-14: 2018 AATOD Conference.  Location: New York, NY. Details: The AATOD Conference is the largest gathering of the opioid treatment community. This conference brings innovative people together in a diverse array of forums and workshops. Hot Topic Roundtable discussions, inspirational plenary sessions, in-person and virtual tours of programs, and exhibit booths with the latest technologies, science and products that support our work are just a few of the activities. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

March 15: The Truth Behind Trauma with Josh Mantz. Details: Good Samaritan Hospital’s Department of Behavioral Health Services presents “The Truth Behind Trauma” with Josh Martz.  Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm.  Location: Los Gatos, CA. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

March 22-24: Margaret Nagib, PsyD to Present at the American Association of Christian Counselors 2018 SummitDetails: Margaret Nagib, PsyD, Faculty Leader, Timberline Knolls Clinical Development Institute, to present at the American Association of Christian Counselors 2018 Summit, The Struggle is Real. Timberline Knolls will also have an exhibit table. Location: Riverside, CA. Contact: Christina Gorman – [email protected] or 312-608-1378. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

April, 2018

April 1-30: Alcohol Awareness Month. Details: Founded and sponsored by NCADD, Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcoholism by encouraging communities to reach out to the American public each April with information about alcohol, alcoholism and recovery. Additional Information: here. (Pub/Pro)

April 1-15: The ASAM Annuual Confernce: Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science.  Location: San Diego, CA. Details: The ASAM 49th Annual Conference is the nation’s premiere event showcasing the latest science, research, best practices and innovations in addiction medicine. The 2018 program offers more quality education, networking opportunities, and access to thought-leaders than ever. Join over 2,000 colleagues in San Diego for innovative, interactive, and incredible experiences. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

April 2-5: National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit 2018: Location. Atlanta, GA. Details: The National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit is where solutions are formulated, stakeholders convene, and change begins. It is the annual gathering for stakeholders to discuss what’s working in prevention and treatment. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

April 9-12: Innovations in Recovery. Location: Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, CA. Details: Focused on exploring new and emerging modalities and proven approaches to substance abuse and co-occurring treatment, the Innovations in Recovery conference also highlights breakthroughs in complex mental health disorders and process addictions. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

April 12-15: The ASAM 49th Annual Conference. Location: San Diego, CA. Details: The ASAM 49th Annual Conference is the nation’s premiere conference on the latest science, research, best practices and innovations in addiction medicine. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

April 18: The ASAM 49th Annual Conference. Location: San Diego, CA. Details: The ASAM 49th Annual Conference is the nation’s premiere conference on the latest science, research, best practices and innovations in addiction medicine. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

April 23-25: National Council for Behavioral Health NATCOM 2018 Conference. Location: Washington, D.C. Details: Be among 5,000 like-minded leaders, as you explore health care’s greatest innovations in practice improvement, financing, integrated health care, technology, policy and advocacy, and professional development. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

April 25-27: 24th Annual National TASC Conference on Drugs, Crime and Reentry. Details: The National TASC Conference brings hundreds of individuals from around the country together to explore the latest advancements and issues in the treatment and recovery of justice-involved individuals with behavioral health needs. Location: St. Petersburg, FL. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

April 26-29: American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) Annual Meeting.  Location: Vancouver, Canada. Details: The meeting will be designed to provide key stakeholders – especially physicians and members of their treatment teams – with the skills and knowledge necessary to more fully incorporate multidisciplinary care into their practices in order to improve care and optimize patient outcomes. Additional Information: here. (Pro)

May, 2018

Featured Event

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

“International Overview of Anorexia Nervosa & Co-Occurring Issues”

EDH Online Conference

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

Visit the EDH Conference Page for Details!

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 22-24: 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 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 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)

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)

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)