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Journey Together Conference 2024
Dates Sept 2-5
Marriott Hotel - Cool Springs, TN
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2024 Journey Together Conference

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2024 Journey Together Conference

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Start Date: Sept 2, 2024

End Date: Sept 5, 2024

Last Day to Book: TBA , 2024

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

Franklin Marriott Cool Springs

for $TBA USD per night

TAADAC Journey Together Conference 2024

Save the Date

MTAADAC invites you to its 2024 Journey Together Conference in Franklin, TN

from Sept 2-5, 2024 

at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs

including conference training sessions on TBA.


It is our goal to provide a conference that will promote learning, networking, and community interactions.


Come join addiction-focused professionals for four days of education, training, networking, and capacity-building with leaders in the addiction profession. Don't miss this chance to attend this gathering of addiction-focused professionals!



We are seeking Exhibitors and Sponsors!

Join the family of exhibitors and sponsors at the Journey Together Conference

Exhibiting is an excellent opportunity to present information about your organization and to develop new contacts.


Contact Cassie Coupe-Gray


Mike Coupe


General Information

Program Description and Objectives

The overall goal of the conference is to bring together professionals working with addictions, substance use disorders, prevention and treatment. Participants will explore a variety of topics related to the medical, psychological, and familial aspects of the disease of addiction and share knowledge, expertise, and resource networking.

Participants who attend this conference will:

* explore the impact of alcohol and drug use on adolescent, adult and older adult clients and family systems.

* be introduced to the latest research and clinical interventions in addressing the relationship between alcohol and drug use, mood disorders, abuse, other addictions, and the newest treatment modalities.

* understand and practice creative and unique treatment approaches, identifying other addictions, treatment issues when working with adolescents and older adults, addressing relapse prevention, and other professional issues.




Continuing Education, LADAC Licensure and License Renewal Hours, and Social Work CE credits

This conference has been planned and implemented in accordance with the credentialing standards of the licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor standards and provides 26.5 possible CE credits total. Credit hours will be broken into primary functions for those individuals pursuing licensure. This program was approved by the National Association of Social Workers – Tennessee Chapter (Provider Number: (NASWTN2022-0079) for 26.5 continuing education units.


Conference Etiquette: Participants are asked to turn off cell phones when attending sessions or change to a silent signal.  Please step outside the room when responding to a call.

Conference Credits:  Each participant is responsible for recording his or her attendance at workshops and should claim only those hours of credit actually spent in the educational   activities.

Breakout Sessions: Plenaries and some workshops are in the Champion Ballroom, Salons 6-10. Workshop          designations will be posted at the registration table and by meeting room doors.

Conference Registration

Registration is located in the Morgan Room throughout the conference.


Printing of Workshop Handouts

Please print handouts for your workshops prior to the conference. Handouts that have been submitted by       presenters can be accessed in the week prior to the       conference and downloaded at:


Stay Warm! Remember to bring a sweater or jacket as we cannot control the temperature in the training rooms.


Location and Accommodations

Marriott Cool Springs

700 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin, TN 37067
(615) 261-6100

(800) 228-9290

Newly renovated Marriott Cool Springs is just 20 minutes south of Nashville. Unique among hotels in historic Franklin, TN, it is surrounded by upscale shopping, dining and history. Cool Springs Galleria Mall, Crescent Centre and Highwoods are within walking distance or just a short ride away from our Cool Springs hotel. They offer wireless Internet access at no charge and free shuttle service within a five-mile radius. Stave Regional Kitchen and Lounge offers a variety of dining and entertainment    options to inspire productivity and interaction at Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. Ask for the Journey Together Conference room rate of $139 per night (includes free internet), by 8/19/2023. Do not delay and miss this early bargain!


From the south: Follow I-65 north to Exit 68A (Cool Springs Blvd.). Follow signs for Cool Springs Blvd. East. Upon exiting, turn right at the bottom of ramp. Turn left on Carothers Pkwy.  Hotel is on the right.

From the Airport: Take I-40 West from Nashville Int'l Airport to I-24 E, to I-440 West. Take I-65 South (to Huntsville). Follow approx. 17 miles. Take exit 68-A to Cool Springs Blvd. East. The hotel is located on the left   corner at the first stop light.

Click Button to see 2023 Award Recipients



Winners of both the

2024 TAADAC affiliate awards this year :

Counselor of the Year :

Lyn Noland, LADAC II

                            Professional of the Year :

                  Heather Loveland, LADAC I, NCAC I

                           Lifetime Achievement :

                    Susan Binns, LADAC II, NCAC II, NCRS


Workshop Handouts

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