Annual Addictions Conference

6th Annual Addictions Conference:
Weathering the Storm
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
8:30am – 4:30pm
Registration Starts at 7:30am with breakfast!

Now in it’s sixth year, CHEP Inc.’s Annual Addiction Conference has established itself as a leading program centered on educating medical professionals working within the realm of addictions. This full-day program brings together an expert lineup of speakers presenting on timely topics surrounding this epidemic that is plaguing our communities. As our dual mission at CHEP works to provide lifesaving support for homeless veterans, we see the direct impact the information gained through this program brings to the clinicians working with this population, as well as the impact made to community at large. 

Venue Information

Water’s Edge Events Center
4687 Millennium Dr.
Belcamp, MD 21017

The conference will take place on the main level of the center and the entire facility is handicap accessible.

Speakers and Topics

We are excited to announce our final speaker lineup for this year’s program!

Snapshot of Prevention and Recovery Efforts in the County by Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy

Dr. Kristine HitchensUnderstanding Co-Occurring Disorders
James Ryan, LCPCExperiential Interventions in Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Engaging Emerging Adults and Their Families
Dr. Brett DavisAddressing the Treatment Needs and Disparities for LGBTQ+ Clients Seeking Substance Abuse Services: A Complex Problem with No Easy Solutions
Dr. Gregory Neimeyer – Technology-Based Behavioral Addictions

View Presentation Abstracts and Learning Objectives Here


Registration is now closed!  We will have a limited number of spaces for on-site registration the morning of the program.  Please arrive early to register on site. 

Community Provider – $125 prior to 9/9/2019; $145 starting on 9/9/2019
VA VISN 5 Employee (w ID) – $45 prior to 9/9/2019; $65 starting on 9/9/2019
Student (w ID) – $65 prior to 9/9/2019; $85 starting on 9/9/2019

Click to Register

We have a limited number of on-site registration spaces available.  Please arrive early in order to register the day-of.  We will only accept check and credit card payments on site.  CHEP Vouchers cannot be used for payment of this program. Credit card, check, or cash payments only will be accepted.

Conference registration includes a continental breakfast, full buffet lunch, and all day beverage service.  We are happy to accommodate any food allergies and dietary restrictions noted on your registration.

Registration implies consent that pictures or video taken during the event may be used by CHEP Inc. for marketing purposes.  These photos and videos may appear in future printed publications and/or the company website and social media platforms.


Thank you to all of the exhibitors supporting the program this year!  For information on becoming an exhibitor in 2020, please contact the Program Manager at

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our sponsors help us continue to bring this exceptional program to life every year.  To receive information on being a sponsor for the 2020 program, please email the Program Manager at

Thank you to our generous Gold Sponsors!


Thank you to our generous Silver Sponsors!


Continuing Education

This program is approved for 6.0 hours of NAADAC, ACCME, MDSW, NBCC, and General Credits; and 4.5 hours of ADA CERP and APA.  As more accreditations are approved, they will be updated on this page accordingly.

ADA CERP Credits – 4.5 hours
Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. designates this activity for 4.5 ADA continuing education credits.
Education Methods Used: Lecture and PowerPoint Presentation

American Psychological Association (APA) Credits – 4.5 hours
Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Chesapeake Health Education Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners Credits – 6.0 hours
Maryland Social Workers – Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners: “Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for this program.  This training qualifies for Category 1 continuing education credits.”

National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Credits – 6.0 hours
“This course has been approved by CHEP as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider for 6.0 CEs.  NAADAC provider number 62665, CHEP is responsible for all aspects of their programming.”

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Credits – 6.0 hours
Certified Counselors – National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC): “Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6140.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified.  Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.”

Physicians – AMA PRA Category 1 (ACCME) Credits – 6.0 hours
Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target Audiences

Addiction counselors, social workers, certified counselors, psychologists, physicians, physician assistants, nurses,  dentists and dental professionals, and students.

Evaluation and Certificate

All attendees are required to sign-in in order to receive credits.  Sign-in sheets will be available at the registration desk starting at 7:30am and will remain out until 9am.  Attendees are expected to stay until the conclusion of the day in order to receive credits for the day.

An evaluation will be emailed to you within two business days of the program’s completion.  Once you complete and submit this evaluation, your certificate will automatically generate to be saved or printed.

Cancellation Policy

Registration for the conference will close on Friday, October 4, 2019 or once we are at capacity.  As this event is very popular, we recommend that you register early. We cannot guarantee on-site registration will be available.  If you are unable to attend after registering, you must contact our office via email or phone.  The following guidelines for cancellations for this program apply:

  • Cancellations by registrant made prior to September 23, 2019 will receive a refund less a 10% processing fee.
  • Cancellations by registrant made September 23, 2019 or after will not receive a refund.
  • Vouchers are not available for cancellations made at any time.
  • Refunds will not be issued to attendees that do not show the day of the program.

CHEP reserves the right to cancel this program due to insufficient enrollment or any unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather.  We will notify registrants via email, on this program web page, and will make every attempt to reach attendees via phone.  Registration fees will be fully refunded if we are unable to reschedule a cancelled program. Processing fees will apply to refunds made to credit card payments.

Contact Information: 

Please direct any questions or concerns to the Program Manger:

Annie Caporellie