Hundreds of Addiction Leaders to Discuss Industry Challenges at Summit

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Executives and leaders from the across the country will gather for a 3-day event to discuss challenges facing the behavioral health industry including the Affordable Care Act, legal/ethical and reimbursement issues, and outcomes. These leaders will engage in working forums to learn from experts, exchange ideas, and network.

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The goal is to provide an environment that promotes unity in the field while providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored by some of the finest minds in the industry.

Hundreds of executives from the addiction industry will meet in Naples, FL for a summit to collaborate and discuss timely issues and challenges facing the field. The addiction aXis industry summit (aXis) will be held February 8-11, 2015 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. aXis 2015 will highlight current challenges facing the industry including: the Affordable Care Act; legal/ethical issues; outcomes; and reimbursement issues in behavioral healthcare. Last year, aXis hosted 400 executives from across the country.

“This is a unique conference designed to bring together leaders in the addiction field to learn, network, and strategize,” states Dee McGraw, Director of Education & Event Services for C4 Recovery Solutions. “The goal is to provide an environment that promotes unity in the field while providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored by some of the finest minds in the industry.”

aXis is designed as an intensive 3-day strategic planning event - an Executive Boot Camp that offers three executive tracks including, CEO, Clinical, and Marketing. aXis is designed for owners, board members, senior executives, medical directors, clinical supervisors, consultants, mid-level managers, marketing/sales management, intake management, call center management, and private practitioners.

aXis will feature 18 industry experts as faculty and 40 executive facilitators who will oversee and moderate roundtable discussions. Some of these include: Andrea Barthwell, MD, FASAM, President, Two Dreams; Michael C. Barnes, JD, Executive Director, Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence; Matt Feehery, Executive Director/CEO, Memorial Hermann Prevention & Recovery Center; Laura Fenster Rothschild, PsyD, Director of Education and Training, Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies; David Gastfriend, MD, CEO, Treatment Research Institute; Kim Johnson, Deputy Director for Operations, NIATx; John F. Kelly, MD, Founder/Director, Recovery Research Institute; Douglas Nemecek, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, CIGNA; Drew Rothermel, CEO, Origins Behavioral Healthcare; Paul N. Samuels, Director/President, Legal Action Center; Marty Waters, LCSW, Vice President, Chief Clinical Development Officer, Beacon Health Options. A complete list of faculty and facilitators can be found on the aXis website.

Those interested in viewing the aXis program, learning about the faculty/facilitators, or registering for the conference can visit

aXis is a C4 Recovery Solutions, Inc. event. The mission of C4, a non-profit organization, is to improve the accessibility of addiction treatment, and to promote long-term recovery solutions. C4 uses 4 Cs - Collaboration, Convening, Conferencing, and Consultation to achieve its goals. Learn more at

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Susan Benvenuti, Director of Marketing
C4 Recovery Solutions, Conferencing

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