The NAADAC Organizational Achievement Award is presented to organizations that have demonstrated a strong commitment to the addiction profession and particularly strong support for the individual addiction professional. Any NAADAC member in good standing may nominate an organization for this award, which is selected by the NAADAC Awards Committee.

Eligibility Requirements

To be given this award, an organization:

  1. Must have been in existence for at least five years; and
  2. Cannot be affiliated with any other organization or company that sells, distributes or supports the consumption of alcoholic spirits or illicit substances.
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Nominating Information

To nominate an organization for this award, please submit (1) a letter of recommendation, including a detailed description of the nominated organization and how the organization has supported the addiction profession, (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, Ste 301
Alexandria, VA 22314

Materials may also be faxed to the NAADAC Awards Committee (ATTN: Kristin Hamilton, Director of Communications) at 703.741.7698 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 Kristin Hamilton at or 703.741.7686 x131.

Past Award Recipients

2018 Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (Hong Kong)
2016 Sierra Tuscon (Tucson, AZ)
2015 New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center (Opelousas, LA)
2013 McLeod Center (Charlotte, N.C.)
2011 Rutgers University Alcohol & other Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) (New Brunswick and Newark, N.J.)
2010 Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC) (Houston, TX)
2009 Allies in Recovery (Northampton, MA)
2008 Amethyst, Inc. (Columbus, OH)
2006 Options Recovery Services, Inc. (Berkeley, CA)
2005 Brighton Hospital (Brighton, MI)
2004 University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of Marriage, Family and Community Counseling (Las Vegas, NV)
2002 Presbyterian Medical Center - Penn Behavioral Health Addiction Services (Philadelphia, PA)
1999 New England Institute of Addiction Studies (Augusta, ME)
1998 AdCare Educational Institute, Inc. (Worcester, MA)
1998 Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (Manchester, NH)
1993 Community Association Serving Alcoholics (Boston, MA)