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The Status of our Industry, How Rehabs and Sober Livings Can Work Together

  • C4 Recovery Foundation/Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel, 6101 West Century Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90045 United States (map)
Mark O’Connor Director of Admissions and Marketing for The Lighthouse Sober Living in Connecticut  speaking at C4 Event in January. O’Connor will discuss with Eva Hibnick and a panel of guests how Sober Living Homes and inpatient drug treatment can work together.

Building & Sustaining a Successful Sober Home Business – Best Practices for Sober Home Management
Date: Saturday, January 26
Time: 8:30 AM – 5:45 PM

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C4 Recovery Foundation and One Step Software are excited to offer a full day of learning and discussion for sober home owners and professionals at EVOLUTION. Be ready to:

-Hear directly from treatment centers on key criteria for being part of a continuum of care organizations
-Find out from the experts the latest regulatory changes and updates and how to stay ahead of upcoming regulations
-Learn how to form and nurture great referral relationships from some of the best treatment centers
-Participate in a Q&A with industry leaders that can help you better operate and manage your facility
-Gain knowledge of how to create a sober living setting that supports and sustains recovery
-Hear from doctors and others in the industry about MAT and its role in the sober living community-

The Sober Living event is included with a registration to EVOLUTION, however if you wish to attend this event only the registration fee is $100. Simply use the link below to register. If you wish to attend the Sober Living Event ONLY, make sure you select the “Saturday Full Day Sober Living Track Only” option from the main menu.

Agenda for January 26th 2019:

The Status of our Industry, How Rehabs and Sober Livings Can Work Together

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Kim Koslow, LMHC, MCAP, CTT, BCPC
Christian De Oliveira, BA
Lauren Philhower
Mark O’Connor

Moderated by Eva Hibnick

There have been a lot of changes in our industry. States are imposing more regulations on sober livings, different models of sober livings have emerged. Panelists will talk about what changes they have seen emerge, the challenges they have encountered and where the industry is heading.

Legal Landscape: Regulations, Revenue and Relationships 

10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Zachary Rothenberg, JD
Dave Sheridan, MBA
Tom Buckley, BSW, CADC II
Moderated by Eva Hibnick

The regulatory landscape is constantly changing. Local governments are imposing restrictions on what sober livings need to do to continue to operate. The panel will be discussing: certification of recovery residences; fair housing and zoning, patient brokering and marketing. Hear from some of the experts in the field about what is currently happening on the regulatory front so you can make sure to stay ahead of upcoming regulations.

Lunch Workshop (part of EVOLUTION agenda)

The Role of Spirituality in Promoting Recovery

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

Michael D. McGee, M.D.

A professional language is now evolving for addressing a spiritual issue relevant to recovery in faith-neutral and faith-friendly ways. This keynote will briefly describe current clinical models of spirituality, review the evidence indicating the efficacy of spiritually-oriented interventions in promoting recovery, and describe clinically-responsible and sensitive ways of introducing spiritually-informed interventions into treatment to optimize outcomes.

The Benefits of Peer Support Specialists and Recovery Coaching

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

John Morris, CAADC 2, CIP, MBA
Brandon Greenberg, MS, PRSS
Moderated by Eva Hibnick

Everyone is becoming a peer support specialist or recovery coach these days. Even Medicaid is starting to reimburse for peer support. But what exactly does a recovery coach do? How can you get trained or incorporate recovery coaching into your program? Is it effective?

MAT in a Sober Living Setting 

4:15 pm – 5:45 pm

Zach Miller, MA, CSARFD, CSAC
Bryan Schwartz, MD
Chad Husted
Moderated by Eva Hibnick

Learn more about what is happening in the world of medically assisted treatment. Hear from doctors and other leaders in the industry tell you more about MAT so that you can determine whether offering to the house to MAT clients is right for your house.