History was made at the 2015 Recovery Research Awards

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The Recovery Research Awards and Summit were created to provide a platform to recognize professionals who are studying the causes and effects of substance use disorder and recovery. Not only will researchers be honored for their work, they will also have an opportunity to present their work to event attendees and engage in a panel discussion to discuss the current state and future of the field.

On December 2015, the Association of Recovery Schools (ARS) hosted the first annual Recovery Research Awards Banquet. This event honored a number of champions within the recovery and addiction research field.

Award recipients included the renowned William (“Bill”) White; Dr. Nora D. Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA); Dr. John Kelly of Harvard Medical School; Dr. Sigurd Zielke, co-founder of Hope Academy Recovery High School; Dr. Andy Finch, co-founder of ARS; Dr. Paul Moberg, acclaimed evaluation researcher; Andrew Burki, Life of Purpose Treatment, founder and CEO.

“Now, more than ever, we need a research community to generate and diffuse solid research on recovery and to continue to shape evidence-based policy.” – Michael Botticelli, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy