Driving Community Solutions for the Opioid Crisis

Denver, CO-  Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 11am – 1pm (MT)
Driving Community Solutions for the Opioid Crisis
The opioid crisis has become America’s #1 public health emergency. Treatment professionals are in a position to influence everyday citizens and policy makers alike, but finding the right avenues can be a challenge. At the same time, treatment professionals can struggle with staying up-to-date on the latest developments in America’s prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic.
To address these needs, Addiction Professional magazine has organized a lunch’n’learn in Denver, CO to discuss how treatment professionals can better work together and become effective change agents for educating the public as well as helping to bring about a comprehensive prevention and broad-based treatment strategy.
Upon attending this course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand recent developments in the opioid crisis and its impact on the local community
  • Prepare discussion points to share with the community
  • Explore ways treatment professionals of all types can better work together to ensure a recovery-oriented system of care
One hour of continuing education credit will be available. 
Thought Leadership Partner
Panel Series Sponsor


John C. Stenzel
Chief Executive Officer
A Healing Place The Estates

With nearly 40 years of experience serving in senior management and entrepreneurial roles for physical, occupational, and behavioral healthcare-related organizations globally, John C. Stenzel was well aware that chronic-pain management was in dire need of a major overhaul.  Rarely a day goes by without media coverage of some aspect of the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic. John studied the problem from all angles, investigated treatment options leading to the best possible outcomes, and remained hopeful that one day he would help this challenged population transform their lives.

A SHARED VISION:  Then, in August 2015, his dream was realized when he re-connected with two accomplished industry professionals who shared his vision. As luck would have it, Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, developer of the Addiction-Free Pain Management ® System, and Joseph A. Cabaret, MD, who is triple-board certified in Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Anesthesiology, also aspired to build a specialty program for chronic pain management from the ground up. They would focus on time-tested traditional and holistic modalities handled concurrently within a full continuum of care. The rest is history.


NOTEWORTHY:  Among other notable achievements, John served as CEO of The Bridge to Recovery, Inc. – a non-profit residential recovery center focused on process addictions and codependency – where he expanded its capacity by 400 percent. He is also Founder and former CEO of Salus Health Group, Inc./Bridge Recovery Homes, Inc., a behavioral-health management company based in Calabasas, California; served as Vice President of Development for Phoenix House California, a holistic drug- and alcohol-addiction treatment center; and is co-founder and former CFO of Glendale, California-based Worldwide EAP, Inc., an international employee and family assistance company.

INCOMPARABLE EXPERTISE:  John’s success in and passion for building world-class teams have been realized again in his latest and most ambitious venture to date: A Healing Place – The Estates.

Matthew Jarvis
Matthew Jarvis has been working in the mental health field since 2004. He has been a clinician at CeDAR since 2008. Matthew obtained his bachelor’s degree in Human Services (Addictions) from Metro State University. He also obtained a master’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado. Matthew is Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and an LPC candidate (LPCC). Matthew  is trained and certified in Solution Focused Therapy, Matrix model, DBT and the 12 steps, Helping Men Recover, EMDR, Motivational Interviewing , Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention as well as many other evidence based practices.  He is very active in the recovery community, a strong advocate for mental health services and reducing social stigma. Matthew has long-term experience working in a variety of treatment settings, including Intensive Outpatient and Residential, Private Practice, Therapeutic Communities, and Sober Living homes.
Sterling Fabinski
Program Manager, Sandstone Care
Sterling Fabinski is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addiction Counselor II. Sterling has 12 years of clinical experience working with adolescents and young adults, couples and families. She earned her Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver. Sterling has worked extensively with dually diagnosed clients, previously having worked at Family Tree Housing and Family Services as a Case Manager, Arapahoe House as a Counselor, Denver Health Outpatient Behavioral Health Services as a Clinical Social Worker on the Methadone clinic, and various other agencies facilitating outpatient psychotherapy groups focused primarily on substance use and mental health. Sterling is the Program Manager for Sandstone Care- Denver, providing clinical supervision of the treatment team as well as managing the clinical internship program.

Maggiano's Little Italy
Denver Tech Center 
7401 S Clinton St
Englewood, CO 80112

*There is a $25 registration fee, but all attendees will receive a $25 American Express gift card at the conclusion of the event.
Registration is required to attend; seating is limited.