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The Association for Addiction Professionals

Addiction Educator of the Year Award

The Addiction Educator of the Year Award is presented to the educator who has made an outstanding contribution to addiction education. Any NAADAC member in good standing may nominate an individual for this award, which is selected by the NAADAC Awards Committee. Current members of the NAADAC Executive Committee are ineligible for this award.

Eligibility Requirements

To receive this award, the nominee must be an adjunct or full time college/university professor who has contributed through academia to the addiction profession:

  1. Through the mentoring of students/student chapters, colleagues, or addiction professionals, AND/OR
  2. By providing ongoing research or other contributions that grow, enhance, advocate, and educate for the addiction profession.

Nomination Requirements

To nominate an addiction professional or organization for this award, please submit (1) a letter of recommendation; (2) at least three letters of support from three different sources (individuals, organizations or agencies); and (3) a completed Recognition and Awards Nomination Form to:

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
ATTN: Awards Committee Chair
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 301
Alexandria, VA 22314

Materials may also be faxed to the NAADAC Awards Committee (ATTN: HeidiAnne Werner, Director of Operations) at 800.377.1136 or sent by email to (please put "NAADAC Awards" in the subject line).

All award nominations must be received by May 31 for consideration by the NAADAC Awards Committee.

Please note NAADAC does not pay for travel to the venue of acceptance. If the award winner cannot attend the presentation, the award will be sent to the recipient.



For additional information, please contact HeidiAnne Werner at or 800-548-0497 x101.