2015 Event


WCA Counseling

Acme Ranches Drug Addiction Transition Housesi o The Next Step Case Management




Jeffrey Lynn, Esq., LEED APJeffrey Lynn, Esq., LEED AP (representing substance abuse treatment)

of Weiner, Lynn & Thompson | Attorneys at Law



GUEST SPEAKER: Tracy Strawberry, Co-Founder Strawberry Ministries, and Darryl Strawberry Center Tracy Strawberry

Co-Founder Strawberry Ministries and The Darryl Strawberry Center


Founder of The Drug Recovery Coach

GUEST SPEAKER: Nate Hardage, NTIP, NCRC-1 (All American Football Player & Founder/Owner of "The Drug Recovery Coach)


drug addiction and my will

GUEST SPEAKER: Jameel McCline, NTIP (Professional Heavyweight Boxer & US Congressional Candidate Dist. 20) presenting "My Will"


Speaker Lineup

SURPRISE: The Darryl Strawberry Center and Acme Ranches will be giving away one signed bat and two autographed baseballs by Michael Brantley of the Cleveland Indians!



Inverrary Plaza Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

  • Addiction/BH VIP Symposium II ~ Our first VIP Symposium SOLD OUT!
  • Featuring 60 Exhibitors and 250 Attendees Expected...
  • Event Includes Four Presentation Tracks, Two Shows and a Gala
  • All Inclusive Reduced Lodging Rate of $169 (only 50 rooms avail)
  • Two Day Symposium = $109 | Gala with Dinner = $69
  • "Addiction Professional Woman of the Year" Gala in Honor of Linda Potere


Welcome to The Addiction/BH VIP Symposium II...

The last one SOLD OUT and gained national acclaim as we raised over $250,000 for "The Addict's Mom" organization!  This time around we're adding multiple tracks for clinicians, while also including an "Addiction Professional Woman of the Year Gala."

Brought to you by BHNR - Behavioral Health Network Resources, The Addiction/BH VIP Symposium II is poised to be among the summer's most acclaimed and well-rounded behavioral health events. This will be far more than education, insight and networking; it will surely be the 2-day event of 2015 that is talked about as a barometer for the direction our industry is moving...


Taking place on June 24th and 25th of 2015 at the exclusive Inverrary Vacation Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and with an array of wonderful sponsorship & exhibitor opportunities, we hope you will be among the 250 attendees present! Read on for much more information or please feel free to contact us at info@behavioralhealthnetworkresources.com for more information.

Addiction/BH VIP Symposium "Woman of the Year" Gala

Linda Potere, MBA, LHCRM, CHCQM, LADAC, NCACII, CAS | CEO Seacrest Resource Center

Linda has assisted many addiction/BH organization raise the bar on quality treatment. Her commitment to better care has touched and saved many lives. Behavioral Health Network Resources and The Addictions Academy are recognizing her over 30 years of experience in Behavioral Health Care Services specializing in accreditation and quality assurance. She has also served in administrative positions in licensed and accredited community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, and substance abuse treatment programs.

In addition, she has led several multi-site behavioral health care and long-term care agencies through their The Joint Commission accreditation. Ms. Potere is certified in Health Care Quality Management by the American Board of Quality Assurance Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. and is a Licensed Heath Care Risk Manager. Ms. Potere has been the president and CEO of Seacrest Resource Center, Inc., Millennium Behavioral Health Care, Inc. and Millennium Medical Records Consultants, Inc. since 1995.

"Carry the Message" A Meeting with Bill W.

Unfortunately, we learned on 06/12/2015 that all showings of this production would be cancelled due to technical matters outside of our control.

The Addiction/BH VIP Symposium II



  • June 24th | 7:00am - Exhibitor set-up
  • June 24th | 9:00am to 4:00pm -
    • Debbie Perkins, MAC, NTIP, NCAMP, NCFRC, NCCM, NCLC, NCRCI, NCRCII | Founder of Acme Ranches Transition Houses  View Website - (Presentation Topic is "Where I was, where I am & where I am heading to")
    • Tracy Strawberry, Co-Founder Strawberry Ministries and Darryl Strawberry Center  View Website - (Presentation Topic is "TBD")
    • Carol Benevy, MSW | Project Manager at Turning the Tides and Banabas Health Institute for Prevention - (Presentation Topic is "Turning the Tides: Managing Traumatic Stress Reactions in Recovery")
  • June 24th | 6:00pm to 9:00pm - Addiction Professional Woman of the Year Gala, honoring Ms. Linda Potere in her unwavering commitment toward the betterment of the behavioral health industry for over 20 years!
  • June 25th | 8:00am to 8:00pm - Four presentation tracks consisting of: Adolescent Treatment, Faith Based Treatment, Marketing & Admission Standards & Optimization and Celebrity & Special Care Protocols.


  • REDUCED-RATE ALL-INCLUSIVE LODGING - $169.00 (only 50 rooms available)
  • TWO-DAY SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION - $109.00 (only 250 spots available)
  • GALA TICKET PRICE - $69.00 (separate from registration - includes hors d oeuvres, dinner and special presentation).  Get to know how Linda has assisted in increasing the quality of care of many addiction/BH organizations and helped them generate more revenue as well as industry wide recognition...


*** All Symposium Attendees Receive:

  • Up to 12 CEU opportunities within four (4) unique tracks
  • Two days of continental breakfast
  • Two days of lunch
  • Entrance into door prize drawings consisting of:
    • A 40 inch flat screen tv
    • Laptop computer
    • A 7 inch Android tablet


Interested in volunteering at the event?  Volunteers will receive a free 2-Day Symposium admission valued at $109 . . . for more information on volunteering or anything event related whatsoever, please contact Charles at: info@behavioralhealthnetworkresources.com

>>> See Event Sponsorship & Exhibotor Opportunities <<<

>>> Registration <<<

(Limited Spots)

This is a "Must-Attend" event for:

CEO's, marketing directors, outreach & business development professionals, private clinicians and anyone interested in gaining referrals, increasing sales, improving insight & quality of care and those with an appreciation for honoring leaders in our field as well as intra-industry enjoyment & mingling...

4 Presentation Tracks  |  CEU's  |  Gala  |  Live Show

Event Co-Chair Sponsors:

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Wellington Counseling Assosiates

Acme Ranches Transition Houses for Drug Addictioni o The Next Step Case Management

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Special Sponsors:


Sovereign Health of California

Medytox Solutions

New Options of RPB - Addiction Treatment



Meet the Event Exhibitors:


Sovereign Health of California

Medytox Solutions

Acme Ranches

Valeo Resources

New Beginning MinistrySeacrest Resource Center

Integrity Billing Company

Rehab RescueAngel Watch Foundation - Darryl Strawberry

Life Coaching and TransitionsPathways for Better Living

Addicted Minds

BHGRE - Florida

Lazarus House - Revitalizing the Community

Ammon Analytical Laboratory

Far From Boring Promotional Products

Wellington Counseling Assosiates

Within Books Boutique Cafe

Aeon Clinical Labs

Reach Local

Integra Labs Solutions


Special Care Hospital Management Corp

Art Affects

Nurses PRN

Customized EHR Software Solutions

A Road To Recovery Drug Rehab and Addiction Treatment Center

The Addiction Recovery Network

Adaptive Infotech