‘America Honors Recovery’ Seeks Nominations

Know someone who’s in long-term recovery from dependence on alcohol or other drugs who’s done a top-notch job for many years of giving back to his or her community? 

You have until Apr. 1, 2011 to nominate that person for the Vernon Johnson Award, which is part of the annual America Honors Recovery celebration. Three deserving individuals will be recognized at a Washington, D.C. reception scheduled for June 22. 

But you don’t have to limit your nominations to individuals. You can also nominate recovery community organizations – local, state, or regional — for the Joel Hernandez Award

According to the nomination announcement, the Joel Hernandez award honors a recovery organization that has been successful in “”assessing the specific needs of [its] community and carrying out a vision and mission of mobilizing resources within and outside the recovery community to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.”” 

The winning organization will get $2,000 and be honored at the June 22 reception. 

America Honors Recovery was founded by The Johnson Institute in 2004. The awards are now jointly sponsored by Faces & Voices of Recovery and Hazelden’s Center for Public Advocacy.

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