About C4 Events

Part of C4 Recovery Foundation (a non-profit organization), C4 Events has been providing premier educational opportunities for behavioral health professionals for more than 15 years through its five annual events including the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders (CCSAD), West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders (WCSAD), Clinical Overview of the Recovery Experience (CORE), Evolution of Addiction Treatment (EVOLUTION), and Police, Treatment and Community Collaborative (PTACC).

C4 Events provides platforms for the entire behavioral health team — executives/management, psychiatrists, physicians, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, counselors, collegiate recovery and professional monitoring organizations, EAPs, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, peer support, recovery coaches, sober living operators and more — to enhance and improve treatment and operational outcomes through learning about new research and tools from some of the top faculty in the field, networking and collaborating with colleagues, and exploring showcases of the industry’s products and services.

To expand beyond the traditional onsite learning event, C4 offers live and on-demand educational webinars in a variety of relevant subjects.

C4 Events also provides full-service event planning, management and consulting.



Mission Statement

The mission of C4 Recovery Foundation, (a non-profit organization) is to deliver the best knowledge and education resources to treatment providers, policy makers, healthcare systems and other stakeholders so they can align, improve and integrate policy and practice to best serve the needs of patients, families and communities as they confront the difficulties of recovery from substance use disorder and behavioral health issues. C4 seeks to continuously provide financial, clinical and social resources to increasingly complex societal problems.

Core Principals

  • C4 is dedicated to the premise that we all benefit when the burdens created by behavioral health issues and substance use disorders are effectively addressed. Furthermore:
  • We believe that all stakeholders must collaborate, use current knowledge, and dedicate themselves to the needs of patients, families, and communities, and that this can only occur when accurate, complete, and rigorous knowledge is easily accessed and effectively conveyed.
  • We believe that behavioral health issues and substance use disorders represent a fundamental challenge and threat to the integrity and security of society and the ability of individuals and their families to lead productive and rewarding lives. Further, that the scale and scope of the issue is becoming so pervasive and global that it constitutes a national security risk and potentially a generational crisis.
  • Therefore, we believe that all communities must have an ability to respond to the needs of their citizens impacted by behavioral health issues and substance use disorders.


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  • CCSAD provided a professional opportunity to connect with positive and ethical peers.

  • Wonderful turnout of participants and great opportunity for networking and securing new relationships. Thanks for another great year!

  • It was a pleasure to be a Platinum sponsor at such a well-respected event.

  • I have attended CCSAD for many years now and find it is fantastic every year. I always take something wonderful away and learn a great deal.

  • This symposium is by far the best around. I have attended many others and they were wonderful, but CCSAD is outstanding.

  • THANK YOU that CCSAD is the MOST multidisciplinary conference for Addiction Medicine professionals.

  • Thank you for continuing and expanding this program as well as making it an opportunity for a supportive break from a very busy and demanding profession.

  • The conference is always wonderful, and I thoroughly enjoy attending not just for the learning experience but also for the new friends I have met in past and present attendance.

  • I especially VALUE that CCSAD is the primary multidisciplinary conference for practicing clinicians and policy-makers, where integrative care management is so clearly shown to be in our patients' best interests.

  • This Symposium always gives me new insights and perspectives re: addiction and conditions for treatment strategies. I always learn something new and am always eager to pass it on.

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Day 1 of #WCSAD2020 has come to a close. Thank you for joining us virtually and we can't wait to start day 2 tomorrow.

Don't forget to make time to check out our virtual exhibit hall and participate in our passport program!