Addiction Recovery Symposium in MA Big Draw for Mental Health Professionals Nationwide

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More than 1,300 mental health professionals from across the country are expected to come to one of the largest addiction conferences in Hyannis.

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Each year, the conference becomes more popular and continues to grow. This is reflective of the continued increase in people dealing with addiction.

The 28th annual Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders (CCSAD), to be held September 10-13, 2015 at the Resort & Conference Center, expects to draw more than 1,300 addiction professionals from across the country. Last year’s conference hosted more than 1,200 addiction professionals from 46 states and nine countries. CCSAD is in collaboration with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), the Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders, and the International Association of Family Addiction Professionals (IAFAP).

A C4 Recovery Solutions event, CCSAD is one of the largest and oldest conferences in the country. It highlights a broad range of educational opportunities for a variety of addiction professionals including psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, psychologists, private practitioners, employee assistance professionals, social workers, professional counselors, DOT/SAP professionals, chemical dependency counselors, marriage and family therapists, rehabilitation counselors, and alcoholism and drug abuse counselors.

"Mental health professionals come to CCSAD to learn and network. Each year, the conference becomes more popular and continues to grow," states Dee McGraw, Director of Events and Education at C4 Recovery Solutions. "This is reflective of the continued increase in people dealing with addiction."

CCSAD 2015 will offer 60 workshops, and attendees can earn up to 32.5 continuing education credits. The conference will host 90 faculty members. The featured faculty include Matt Feehery, MBA, LCDC; Greg Gable, PsyD; Mark Gold, MD; Dan Griffin, MA; Barbara Herbert, MD, FASAM; Norman Hoffmann, PhD; Robert Mooney, MD, MAC, FABAM; Bess O’Brien; John O’Neil, LCSW, LCDC, CAD, CART; Cheryl Sharp, MSW, ALWF; Richard Soper, MD, JD, MS, FASAM, DABAM.

Professionals wanting to register can do so now online or on site. The cost for the main symposium is $475 or register for a day at a reduced cost. For more information or to download the brochure, visit the CCSAD website at

C4 Recovery Solutions is a 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to promoting the design, provision, and monitoring of practice-driven, evidence-based addiction services and providing platforms to integrate varied academic disciplines and professional activities within the fields of addiction and behavioral health. C4 also operates three other premier addiction conferences – West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders (WCSAD), Clinical Overview of the Recovery Experience (C.O.R.E.) and the addiction eXecutives industry summit (aXis).

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