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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