Recovery Month Awards Ceremony Celebrates Voices in Recovery
October 2nd, 2012
This September marked the 23rd annual National Recovery Month observance which is designed to celebrate the effectiveness of treatment services and the reality of recovery. This year’s national theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: It’s Worth It,” emphasized that while the road to recovery may be difficult, the benefits of preventing and overcoming mental and/or substance use disorders are significant and valuable to individuals, families and communities.
David Lawrence Center celebrated six individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions to support those in recovery at the Annual Recovery Month Awards Ceremony “Celebrating Voices of Recovery” held last month.
Thomas O’Connor M.Ed., LMHC
Director of Social Work, Naples Community Hospital
Intake Coordinator, Justin’s Place
St. Matthew’s House/Justin Place
accepted by Van Ellison, CEO
Honorable Janeice Martin
Collier County Circuit Court Judge, Mental Health and Drug Court
Nori St. Paul
Freelance Writer, Naples Daily News Correspondent, Author
Bruce M. McAndrews
DLC Volunteer and Alumni Association Chairperson