Special thanks to the CCSAD 2019 video sponsor, Mack Media Group


As the fields of addiction and behavioral health treatment grow increasingly intertwined, gatherings like CCSAD and C4’s other conferences are not only beneficial — they are necessary. We provide an opportunity for members of both communities to share experiences from their disciplines and discover new ways to blend best practices, developing integrated approaches and treatments that are sensitive to the link between substance abuse and other mental health concerns. CCSAD brings people, ideas, processes, techniques and more together in a space that encourages teamwork, broadens perspectives and creates lasting improvements in our work.

Throughout the conference, CCSAD attendees will benefit from talks, presentations and workshops as well as downtime to network with peers from across the country and around the world. Our sessions also provide essential continuing education credits for licensed professionals. The experience is personally and professionally enriching for attendees, and benefits the community as a whole by forging new connections and building better paths forward. CCSAD is a full weekend of premier workshops, new industry knowledge and a can’t-miss opportunity for all members of the addiction and behavioral health recovery community.

CCSAD 2020 will be held from September 10-13 in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Registration will open in May and a detailed agenda, brochure, faculty bios, interactive exhibitor map, special events, and more will be available online at that time.

How is CCSAD different?

CCSAD has been a fixture of the addiction and mental health conference circuit for over 30 years. Since its outset, it has grown into an international event attended by top professionals in the recovery industry. Last year, CCSAD hosted 1200 participants from 5 countries and 42 states. CCSAD’s dedication to continuing education and networking is unparalleled; our signature combination of workshops and seminars always includes the most timely industry topics and cutting-edge perspectives. Our exhibit hall promises an exceptional showcase of the industry’s leading products, services and facilities.

The CCSAD agenda focuses on treating addiction disorders, including alcohol use disorder, prescription drug use disorders, illicit drug use disorders and process addictions. We also discuss broader behavioral health topics such as clinical approaches to treatment, case management and emerging therapeutic modalities. Additionally, talks and workshops may include practical business-side topics such as marketing, ethics, compensation, legislation and licensure.

Attending CCSAD

CCSAD welcomes a variety of professionals within the world of addiction and behavioral health treatment, including business executives, recovery center staff, doctors and clinicians. CCSAD offers a welcoming, collegiate environment that encourages dialogue and debate, helping individuals from all areas of the industry learn from one another.

At CCSAD, expect to network with Behavioral and Allied Health professionals including but not limited to:

  • CEOs, Presidents and Vice Presidents, Directors and other C-Suite executives
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Alcohol and Drug Counselors
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Collegiate Recovery and Professional Monitoring Organizations
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Professionals
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Pharmacists
  • Peer Support and Recovery Coaches
  • Sober Living Operators
  • Recovery Center Staff

Topics at CCSAD

CCSAD presentations and workshops cover all kinds of addiction disorder topics, including aspects of treatment for alcohol misuse, prescription and illicit drug addiction and other common substance use disorders, as well as process addictions, eating disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our speakers introduce and discuss topics including new approaches to therapies, best business practices, collaborative treatment, family care and patient advocacy. Each session presented or led by a leading expert with specialized experience, with sessions offering CE/CME credits.

Selected Recent Topics:

  • Clinical Collaboration & Care Advocacy in the Courtroom
  • Adventure Therapy: More Than Games
  • The Family Dance: Don’t Call Me an Enabler
  • Dangerous Desire: The Darkside of Sexual Compulsivity and Disordered Intimacy
  • The Power of Personality: Enneagram and Client Breakthroughs
  • Ethical Compensation Practices
  • DOT/SAP Sessions

The CCSAD Experience

CCSAD is hosted at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, Massachusetts, one of Cape Cod’s most popular destinations. This sought-after location is ideal for recreation and relaxation. It offers indoor and outdoor pools; an extensive health and fitness center; a Par 3, 18-hole golf course; an onsite spa and generously appointed accommodations and meeting spaces.

Travel & Accommodations

With classic New England styling, 3-star hospitality and recently updated amenities, the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis is a beautiful East Coast retreat for CCSAD attendees. Hyannis is located just 90 minutes from both Boston Logan Airport and T. F. Green Airport in Rhode Island. It is a historic beachfront town with plenty of family-friendly activities: visit the nearby Kennedy Compound and Kennedy Museum, plan a beach day, or take a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket from the nearby ferry port. The Resort and Conference Center also boasts on-site activities including pools, a spa and a golf course.

CCSAD offers attendees a discount in our reserved room block. Follow the instructions on our Resort and Conference Center page. We also have discounts available at overflow hotels in the area. Hyannis also has several other options for accommodations to fit any needs or budgets.


CCSAD 2020 will be held from Thursday, September 10th through Sunday, September 13th. A full schedule of programming is planned, beginning Thursday morning and extending through midday Sunday. Breakfast is included daily; luncheons and morning and afternoon breaks are scheduled throughout the weekend. The complete schedule can be viewed online.

CCSAD also hosts a private golf tournament for attendees to network and spend time outdoors. The half-day tournament begins Thursday morning with a breakfast and is followed by an awards luncheon.

Get Involved

We are currently accepting volunteer applications for 2020 and presentation proposals for 2021. More information is available on the Onsite Volunteer and Submit Proposals pages. Please contact us for more information.

To learn more about CCSAD or any of the other C4 Recovery Foundation conferences offered throughout the year, please visit or reach out to Dee McGraw, Executive Vice President of Education and Events, at







  • CCSAD is a wonderful conference bringing together addiction professionals of all types in one large collaborative setting. It has become an absolute must for me each year and provides excellent quality and value for continuing medical education.

  • This event was one of the most informative learning experiences I've ever had in my 28 years of work!

  • The Cape Cod Symposium is a primary source of new information and new developments in the field of addiction. It is my most important professional development activity every year. The reputation of the conference seems to just keep getting better and better. See you in September.

  • I have gone to many conferences in my over 30 years in the addiction field and I can say I like this one the best. It was professional people with great, knowledge, insights, and experiences getting together and sharing and supporting each other. That to me is what it is all about.

  • I look forward to this conference every year. I always leave with a full tool bag and a renewed confidence in new and exciting ways to take care of those suffering from addictions!

  • CCSAD continues to be the premier training and education event for the addiction field because it does so well what others try to do, but fall short. It provides the opportunity for the frontline practitioner and administrator to experience gold standard, relevant, challenging, thought-provoking, and meaningful content, while also offering unique networking opportunities that are both fun and renewing for the spirit. One simply can't do better!

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