Parliamentarian: Zac Talbott, CADC II, CAC II, MATS, ICADC
BayMark Health Services/MedMark Treatment Centers, Chatsworth, GA
Zac is an individual in long-term, sustained recovery from an opioid use disorder that credits his success in recovery to medication-assisted treatment. A native of Eastern Tennessee, Zac worked in patient advocacy and treatment consulting for several years before moving to Georgia. He affiliated the Southeastern Chapter of the National Alliance for Medication Assisted Recovery (NAMA) in March 2013. Zac ultimately worked to open Counseling Solutions Treatment Centers (Chatsworth, GA in February 2016 and Murphy, NC in May 2017), where he served as Program Sponsor of both OTPs and as Program Director/Administrator of the OTP in Chatsworth, Georgia until they were acquired by BayMark Health Services in late August 2018. He continues to serve as the Treatment Center Director of MedMark Treatment Centers Chatsworth. In addition to serving on the Board of OTPG, Zac serves on the Credentialing Committee and Board of Directors of the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia (ADACBGA), the Southeastern Institute on Chemical Dependency (SICD), and the National Alliance for Medication Assisted Recovery (NAMA). Zac is also a Recovery Month Planning Partner with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Zac has spoken at various national, regional, and state conferences, and, along with being a provider committed to evidence-based practices, he continues to first and foremost identify as a methadone and buprenorphine patient advocate.