LA QUINTA, Calif., May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- C4 Recovery Solutions will present a free recovery event open to the public at the 8th annual West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders on Friday, June 2, 7:30-9:30 p.m., at the La Quinta Resort & Club, La Casa Courtyard.
The open-air event will feature a panel discussion focusing on journeys of recovery of high-profile personalities and advocates. The event panel includes Brian Cuban, an attorney, author and recovery advocate; Randy Grimes, a former professional football player whose career spanned 10 years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and an interventionist; Thaddeus Matula, an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning director; Sirah, a multiplatinum award-winning artist and motivational speaker; Jeff VanVonderen, an interventionist featured on the A&E Network's Emmy-winning documentary series, Intervention; Ryan Hampton, creator of the documentary Facing Addiction and recovery advocate; and Katie Donovan, Executive Vice President of the nonprofit FAN-Families Against Narcotics and a national speaker on addiction.
"Celebrities and other high-profile clients struggle to balance their human lives with the fantasies the world expects them to be," notes Dr. Paul Hokemeyer, event moderator and an internationally renowned expert on treating the clinical issues that arise at the intersection of wealth, power, celebrity and behavioral health. "This challenge is particularly acute when a celebrity suffers from an addictive disorder." In this intimate event, Dr. Paul will explore these challenges with a diverse panel of high-profile participants who will share the challenges and successes along their path towards a rich and meaningful recovery.
The Evening Under the Stars event is sponsored in part by Dr. Phil's Path to Recovery, Pacific Palms Recovery, Recovery Unplugged, Hint, Young People in Recovery, and Infinity Behavioral Health Services. Anyone interested in attending can RSVP at www.wcsad.com/evening-under-the-stars. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided.
The annual WCSAD event, held June 1-4, 2017, at the La Quinta Resort & Club, hosts more than 1,200 attendees and 120 exhibitors from across the country and offers 55 workshops for addiction professionals. WCSAD 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.
C4 Recovery Foundation, Inc., 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 five 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), the Addiction Executives Industry Summit (AXIS), and the Evolution of Addiction Treatment (EVOLUTION). C4 also delivers formal consulting services, facilitates training and education, and operates treatment facilities located in Istanbul, Turkey.
SOURCE C4 Recovery Foundation, Inc.