TUSCON, Ariz., Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- C4 Recovery Solutions, Inc., a globally-recognized educational leader in the addiction and substance abuse treatment arena, announces a partnership and acquisition of the California-based conference, The Evolution of Addiction Treatment, currently owned by Serene Connections. C4 Recovery Solutions is currently in partnership with The Evolution of Addiction Treatment for 2017 and will complete acquisition upon the conclusion of the 2017 conference held February 2-5. The bi-annual Evolution conference, held at The Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Airport Hotel, hosts more than 600 attendees and 66 exhibitors and offers 40 workshops. Evolution provides a forum that stimulates professional dialogues of issues, showcases innovative and creative treatment approaches, and provides an overview of the field and its future. "There is a tremendous cultural fit between C4 and Serene Connections as both organizations strive to create better treatment results through the higher education of the professionals treating addiction," states Robert Roberg, CEO of C4 Recovery Solutions, "The Evolution conference is the perfect complement to the other education conferences that C4 offers to professionals in the mental health field." The Evolution of Addiction Treatment conference was founded in 2011 by Allen Berger, Ph.D. and Andrew Martin, MBA, LAADC, SAP, CA-CSS with the idea of bringing the most innovative and effective therapeutic interventions and approaches directly to those that treat addiction, and to assess the history and development of the profession of treating addiction. As the largest addiction treatment conference in the Los Angeles area, and with CE credit issued from the psychologist level down, the conference has become a fixture within the professional treatment community. "When Dr. Allen Berger and I founded The Evolution of Addiction Treatment Conference, it was with the idea that we needed to bring a higher level of learning to those treating addiction, both within the addiction treatment field and within the parallel mental health field," states Andrew Martin. "We wanted to elevate the quality of treatment and improve treatment outcomes for those suffering from addiction. We are confident C4 Recovery Solutions will continue our mission and grow our vision." C4 Recovery Solutions, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting accountability-based treatment services, increasing access to treatment, and educating and training addiction treatment professionals. C4 currently operates four annual industry events through its Conferencing Division including the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders (CCSAD), the West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders (WCSAD), Clinical Overview of the Recovery Experience (CORE), and the Addiction Executives Industry Sumit (AXIS). C4 also delivers formal consulting services, facilitates training and education, and operates treatment facilities located in Istanbul, Turkey.