Nick Stavros started working in the addiction treatment field in 2012 when he joined Community Medical Services in Phoenix, Arizona and became the agency’s CEO later that year. Community Medical Services currently has 12 treatment programs throughout the states of Arizona, Alaska, Montana, and North Dakota. Prior to joining CMS, Nick spent eight years in the US Army as an intelligence analyst (HUMINT) and Arabic linguist and was later promoted to an Infantry Officer where he led a 40-person infantry platoon in combat operations in Iraq. Nick is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute, Army Officer Candidate School, Army Ranger School and Army Airborne School. Upon honorably discharging from the Army, Nick received his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Following numerous deaths of relatives and friends to the current opioid epidemic, Nick has become a passionate advocate for providing the most effective treatment to those affected by the opioid epidemic. Nick has worked with grassroots non-profit organizations in the state of Arizona to expand access to naloxone treatment, needle exchanges, and other harm reduction measures. Nick is the Arizona representative to AATOD and the president of the Arizona Opioid Treatment Coalition which provides collaborative opportunities and support to the 35 OTPs throughout the state of Arizona and is the co-chair for the Substance Abuse Committee for the Arizona Council of Health and Human Service Providers. Nick is currently actively working to educate communities and to expand MAT services to underserved locations in Montana, Arizona, North Dakota, and Alaska