Earn up to 25 hours of continuing education, and choose from 44 challenging workshops presented by 57 esteemed faculty. Network with more than 125 exhibitors from all across the country.

How is WCSAD different?

Join us for this premier behavioral healthcare event and see how we’re creating a unique experience through numerous networking opportunities, a challenging and dynamic agenda, spotlighting programs and services, and much more. Enjoy the company of 1,350 of your fellow colleagues from across the country on the beautiful grounds of the La Quinta Resort. In 2019, with the help of 78 esteemed faculty, WCSAD offered 62 varied and challenging workshops and 26 continuing education credits. In addition, we offer the following areas of focused interest:

  • Creative Art Therapies for Trauma and Addiction
  • ASAM Buprenorphine Waiver Course
  • heART & Science of Addiction
  • Strategic Learning Series for Executive Management
  • CCAPP Series
  • IAFAP Family Focus
  • DOT/SAP Sessions

At WCSAD, expect to mingle with any Behavioral or Allied Health professional, CEOs, Presidents and Vice Presidents, Directors, 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, EAPs, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Peer Support, Recovery Coaches, Sober Living Operators and staff.






  • A very hopeful, healing and transformative experience!

  • We find the leaders in our field at WCSAD.

  • The best conference in my 30+ years in the field.

  • WCSAD is the only national addiction conference we exhibit at annually because it meets all of our objectives – more awareness, lead generation and networking.

  • A Disneyland of information, empowering us to improve our common goal in the field of addiction disorders.

  • As a first-time exhibitor and sponsor, our team enjoyed maintaining and securing new connections while having fun.

  • Intimate clinically-driven, great conference.