Faces & Voices thanks you for joining us in celebrating America Honors Recovery in 2012.
We are very grateful to this year's sponsors for their support. You can check out video vignettes from the event below and view pictures here. View a webcast of the program and interviews of the awardees by clicking here and selecting 2012 America Honors Recovery as the category. We look forward to seeing you in 2013.
Thank you for joining us in recognizing the contributions of these outstanding individuals and organizations and to our guest speakers and presenters: Pat O'Brien; National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow; Office of National Drug Control Policy Deputy Director Benjamin Tucker; and former Congressman Patrick Kennedy. We look forward to seeing you in 2013!
America Honors Recovery is the recovery community's annual awards event to recognize the over 20 million Americans in recovery and recovery community organizations.
Sponsored by Faces & Voices of Recovery and the Hazelden Foundation's Center for Public Advocacy, the event features the extraordinary contributions of the country's most influential recovery community leaders to the nationwide effort to promote the reality of recovery from addiction. Leaders in business, government, and the media will also participate.
America Honors Recovery salutes the legacies of two dynamic recovery trailblazers who dedicated their lives to removing barriers for individuals and families affected by addiction - Johnson Institute founder, Dr. Vernon E. Johnson, and recovery advocate, Joel Hernandez.
In 2011, Faces & Voices established a special award in the name of its founding board chair, Lisa Mojer-Torres.
Congratulations to the 2012 America Honors Recovery honorees. They are:
The Joel Hernandez Award: Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR), Boston, Massachusetts
The Vernon Johnson Award:
- Rev. Dr. Robert Gilmore, Sr., Real Urban Ministry - Houston, TX
- Walter Ginter, National Alliance for Medication-Assisted Recovery - New York, New York
- Rosemary Tisch, Celebrating Families!™ - Saratoga, California
The Lisa Mojer-Torres Award: Jeff Blodgett, Founding Director, Wellstone Action - St. Paul, Minnesota
Learn more about the awardees here.
The event acknowledges the significant contributions of the U.S. Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus. The Caucus has been a vital forum to inform, educate and raise awareness about addiction and recovery in the U.S. Congress. We thank the leadership of the caucus for their participation in this year's event.
Pat O'Brien, Special Guest
Vermon Johnson Award Winner, Rev. Dr. Robert Gilmore, Sr.
Vermon Johnson Award Winner, Walter Ginter
Vermon Johnson Award Winner, Rosemary Tisch
Joel Hernandez's Daughter, Denise Juvera
Joel Hernandez Award Winner, Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR), Maryanne Frangules
Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy
Lisa Mojer-Torres Award Winner, Jeff Blodgett
Help Us Put a Face on Recovery
Help us change public perceptions about recovery from addiction by contributing to our effort. Let’s show the nation that recovery is a reality for over 20 million Americans!
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Faces & Voices of Recovery and Hazelden's Center for Public Advocacy have joined together to host America Honors Recovery honoring the legacies of Joel Hernandez and Vernon Johnson. All contributions to the America Honors Recovery awards event will go to Faces & Voices of Recovery.