For over 20 years, Caron Treatment Centers has honored individuals, organizations and institutions from across the country who have excelled in the fields of addiction and mental health through our Caron Community Awards Breakfasts. These individuals have given unselfishly to heighten awareness, promote prevention, and in some cases, provide opportunities for others to access treatment. We are thrilled to bring this event to Atlanta for the first time!
Do you have a colleague who has gone above and beyond to help individuals with substance use disorder? Did you have a therapist with whom you credit your sobriety? Is there someone in your local community who is making great strides in shattering the stigma around addiction or implementing effective means of prevention? Nominate them for one of our Major Awards!
Catherine Caron “Heart of the Family” Award
Catherine Caron, the wife of Caron’s founder, Dick Caron, often opened her home to those in need and has been coined as “the heart of Caron.” She accumulated a wealth of first-hand knowledge of how addiction can impact a family and has been credited as the innovator behind Caron’s Family Education Program. The Catherine Caron “Heart of the Family” Award recognizes a professional or community member who embodies the values of Catherine Caron by demonstrating a level of service and compassion for families that is above and beyond the call of duty.
Community Leadership Award
Treatment organizations, professionals, clergy, volunteers and mentors are the stewards of recovery within a community. This award recognizes a community leader or community-based organization with a proven track record of leadership and that has had a transformational effect on the recovery community.
Community Youth Leadership Award
This award recognizes an organization or individual with a leadership presence in the community, aimed at transforming the lives of young people affected by addiction and other co-occurring disorders. Nominees represent passion, forward-thinking, and service for youth in our community.
Educational Excellence Award
This award recognizes an outstanding individual who has demonstrated exceptional wisdom and leadership, or an institution that has proactively supported and embraced programs that educate students, families, and communities in the area of prevention and awareness.
Innovation in Treatment Award
This award recognizes an individual or organization that thinks outside of the box. They are innovators in the field of addiction by bringing to life creative treatment strategies or clinical monitoring approaches, or utilizing emerging products or technologies to help individuals in need.
Medical Professional Award
This award recognizes an outstanding healthcare professional, such as a nurse or doctor, who exemplifies a spirit of caring and commitment to those impacted by addiction. They demonstrate a deep understanding of how addiction can affect the mind, body and spirit, all while providing exceptional care to their patients.
Spiritual Care Award
This award recognizes an individual or organization that is committed to addressing spirituality as a vital component of caring for the whole person when it comes to treating addiction. Their efforts have offered hope and guidance to those fighting addiction through intervention, prevention and education, all grounded by spiritual principles.
Nominations are due by Wednesday, February 6th. All nominations must include a two-paragraph write up describing why this individual or organization should receive the award.
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Thank you to our committee members:
Special thanks to our committee members: Lori Albert Walker – Caron Atlanta • Jennifer Angier – The Meadows • Laurisa Barthan – Georgia
Council on Substance Abuse • Christian Blackstock – KSU, student • Dr. Susan Blank – Atlanta Healing Center • Erin Eastham – Community
Volunteer • Daniel Krasner – Summit Behavioral Healthcare • Amen Kush – Caron Student Assistance Program • Leslie Lubell – JFCS
Candace McKenzie – Candace McKenzie Counseling, Alsana Treatment Center • Martha Scarborough – Caron Atlanta • Nancy Zintak – Caron Atlanta