C4 Recovery Foundation (C4) is honored to present the 6th Annual Evolution of Addiction Treatment (EVOLUTION) through its C4 Events division. C4 is a 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to promoting the design, provision, and monitoring of outcomes-based substance use disorder services and providing platforms to integrate varied academic disciplines and professional activities within the field of behavioral health. C4 Events is run by a volunteer board, six staff persons, several invaluable consultants and the graciousness of many volunteers and friends.

The Evolution of Addiction Treatment Conference was founded in 2011 by Allen Berger, PhD and Andrew Martin, MBA, LAADC, SAP, CA-CSS and was purchased by C4 Recovery Foundation in 2017. EVOLUTION brings the most forward-thinking and effective therapeutic interventions and approaches directly to those that treat behavioral health and substance use disorders. Since 2011, the conference has grown from 350 to over 650 attendees. As the largest addiction treatment conference in the Los Angeles area, and with a wide variety of CE credits offered, EVOLUTION has become a fixture within the professional treatment community.

EVOLUTION is mission-driven to deliver its participants an energy-filled educational experience through innovative and cutting-edge keynotes and workshop presenters. Workshops led by industry experts ensure attendees leave with actionable tools and strategies they can apply to improve their practice or business. The exhibit area hosts more than 70 vendors allowing for an opportunity to research numerous and various products and services as well as make new connections. Your presence at EVOLUTION will help maintain and increase your competitive edge in the behavioral health industry.

Expect to mingle with a mix of allied and behavioral health professionals including C-Suite Executives, Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Mental Health Counselors, Private Practitioners, Alcohol/Drug Educators, Interventionists, Recovery Advocates, Marriage & Family Therapists, Employee Assistance Professionals, Professional Counselors, DOT/SAP Professionals, Chemical Dependency Counselors, Peer Support, Recovery Coaches, Sober Living Operators, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Nurse Practitioners, Physician’s Assistants, Pharmacists, and more.

We are indeed grateful for the commitment and support of the organizations that have made EVOLUTION possible. The agencies represented range from local 12-step groups to national and international corporations, yet each focus on providing support and assistance to people struggling with behavioral health disorders. Their support and involvement has enabled the Conference to continue to offer the broadest, most challenging education at very cost-effective rates. Don’t miss the opportunity for education and networking at the next EVOLUTION!

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  • Great job C4 staff. Enjoyable and beneficial conference.

  • Great job – great conference. Very professionally done.

  • Attendance was nice. What a great group of organizers! Thanks again! We love EVOLUTION!

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