America Honors Recovery
Carnegie Institute for Science
1530 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
June 27, 2012
America Honors Recovery is the addiction recovery community’s annual awards event to recognize the over 20 million Americans in recovery and recovery community organizations. Congratulations to this year's honorees! And thank you to our Special Guest, Pat O'Brien, for joining us in honoring this year's winners.
Sponsored by Faces & Voices of Recovery and the Hazelden Foundation’s Center for Public Advocacy, the event highlights the extraordinary contributions of the country's most influential recovery community leaders to the growing movement to promote the reality of recovery from addiction.
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.
America Honors Recovery will salute 2012's most influential recovery community leaders and organizations as well as the legacies of Joel Hernandez, Vernon Johnson and Lisa Mojer-Torres during an evening reception on June 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. We hope you'll join us.
- About Joel Hernandez, Vernon Johnson and Lisa Mojer-Torres
- Host Committee
- Become a Sponsor
- Past Joel Hernandez awardees
- Past Vernon Johnson awardees
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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More About America Honors Recovery
In 2004, The Johnson Institute founded America Honors Recovery, an annual awards program to recognize people who are in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol or other drugs and have given back to their communities so that future generations can experience the reality of recovery. Four years later, Faces & Voices of Recovery started the Joel Hernandez Voice of the Recovery Community annual awards program to recognize one local, state or regional recovery community organization for its success in assessing the specific needs of their 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.
In 2009 The Johnson Institute transferred key programs including America Honors Recovery to Hazelden's Center for Public Advocacy to keep the Johnson Institute's 43-year legacy alive. In 2010 Faces & Voices and Hazelden's Center for Public Advocacy came together to recognize one outstanding recovery community organization with the Joel Hernandez award and three outstanding individuals with the Vernon Johnson award.
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, Vernon Johnson and Lisa Mojer-Torres. All contributions to the America Honors Recovery awards event will go to Faces & Voices of Recovery.