Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC

Mark Sanders is an international speaker, trainer, and consultant in the behavioral health field whose work has reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Caribbean, and British Islands.

Mark is the author of five books, which focus on behavioral health.  Recent writings include Slipping through the Cracks: Intervention Strategies for Clients with Multiple Addictions and Disorders and Relationship Detox: A Counselor’s Guide to Helping Clients Develop Healthy Relationships in Recovery. He has had two stories published in the New York Times best-selling books series, Chicken Soup for the Soul.  Mark has been a certified addictions counselor for 34 years.  He has received numerous awards including a Life Time Achievement Award from the Illinois Addiction Counselor Certification Board and the Barbara Bacon Award for outstanding contributions to the Social Work profession as a Loyola University of Chicago Alumni.

Mark is the co-founder of Serenity Academy of Chicago, the only recovery high school in Illinois.  He is past president of the board of the Illinois Chapter of NAADAC.  He has had a 30-year career as a university educator having taught at the University of Chicago, Illinois State University, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and Loyola University of Chicago, School of Social Work.

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