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SOLD OUT - 21st Annual Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorder VIRTUAL Conference

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Start Date Monday, September 21, 2020
End Date Friday, September 25, 2020
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Registration is CLOSED!  Please reach out to with any questions. 

“Healing Holistically: From Surviving to Thriving”

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan have made the decision to transition the 21st Annual Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorder Conference to a VIRTUAL CONFERENCE.  

We heard your invaluable input on what conference format would work best for you, and have come up with a combination of the two most popular options!  Below is the detailed brochure, notice that it is a weeklong and ends by 1pm each day, as this allows for flexibility with your work schedule and more credit opportunities than ever before at this conference! 

Virtual Platform Features:
•Click here to see a video from another conference that used this platform.  Please note that we will have some different features, but this gives great representation of how interactive and user-friendly the platform will be! 
•Interactive exhibitor booths, including 1:1 video networking with exhibitors. 
•LIVE breakout sessions to maximize your CE potential and ability to ask questions directly to the presenters.
•More CE opportunity than ever before!  See the brochure for more details. 
•Networking among fellow attendees via chat.
•Automatically generated certificate at the end of the conference. 
•Access to handouts and recordings of the sessions. 
•And so much more! 
Questions? Please contact Alexandra Risher at


Early Bird - $100

After September 1 - $125

Exhibitors - Registration is closed. 


Who Should Attend
Who Should Attend: This conference attracts more than 1,400 attendees including board members, oversight policy board members, administrators, financial directors, medical directors, clinical directors, prevention, treatment and recovery professionals, case managers, recovery coaches and those with lived experience. This educational opportunity is intended for providers in the substance use and co-occurring disorders field at all levels of practice (beginning, intermediate and/or advanced).
CEUs Substance Abuse Professionals: The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan is approved by the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals to sponsor substance abuse training. CMHA maintains the responsibility for the program and content. Substance Abuse Professionals participating in this conference may receive a maximum of 9 related contact hours and a maximum of 17 specific contact hours. Qualifies as “in-person education.”

Social Workers: This conference qualifies for a maximum of 15 social work CE’s. The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC 060818. Qualifies as “face-to-face (in-person) education.”

CECH (CHES): Sponsored by CMHA, MDHHS, BHDDA, OROSC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is pending for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES).

Evaluation and Certificate Awarded: The virtual platform will be utilized to track participation and generate certificates. No other certificate will be given outside of the virtual platform generated one that will be accessible in your profile after the conference is completed.

Continuing Education Requirement: National Accreditation Rules: National Accreditation rules indicate that if you are over five (5) minutes late or depart early, you forfeit your continuing education hours for the entire training. Please note that this is a National rule that CMHA must enforce or we could lose our provider status to provide continuing education hours in the future. This rule will be strictly followed.

Evaluation: There will be an opportunity for each participant to complete an evaluation of the training and the instructor. If you have any issues with the way in which this conference was conducted or other problems, you may note that on your evaluation of the conference or you may contact CMHA at 517-374-6848 or through our website at for resolution.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Policy: Substitutions are permitted up to 3 business days prior to the conference. No-shows will be billed at the full training rate. Cancellations must be received in writing via email at least 10 business days prior to the conference for a full refund less a $25 administrative fee. If cancellation is received less than 10 business days prior to the training, no refund will be given. Refunds will be issued within 90 days of the training.
Weather Policy
Grant Funding/Sponsors
This event is sponsored by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities Administration, Office of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care, and facilitated by the Community Mental Health Association.

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