Chris Bennett

PRESENTATION TITLE: Navigating the “Business of Recovery:” A Families Guide to an Empowered and Confidence-inspiring Recovery Process for Young Adults

Encore Recovery

Chris was born and raised in Northern Virginia, spending his 20’s and early 30’s in Southern California, and finally returning home in early 2016. Encore is the culmination of a nearly decade long professional experience of working in the behavioral healthcare field. Over the years Chris has worked in a variety of treatment settings including two residential treatment programs, working with diverse clientele including those with primary mental health disorders, co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, veterans, and primarily focused on the young adult population throughout all his experience.

A never-ending determination to alter the status quo has earned Chris a reputation of being a “straight shooter” and highly respected as an addiction professional, interventionist, consultant, and entrepreneur. Three years into his career at 27 years old, Chris founded Chris Bennett Interventions, a nationally renowned intervention and consulting firm. After working with hundreds of clients, families, and treatment centers, and thousands of industry professionals, the idea for Encore was born. Including convincing his Southern California wife Ashley and dog Hercules, to move to the east coast with him!

In long term recovery since his early 20’s, Chris’ ability to relate to, connect with, and empathize with clients is invaluable. Chris returned to his home to be a part of helping the community that raised him.