Havre de Grace, Md. — Father Martin’s Ashley, the nonprofit alcoholism and drug addiction treatment center here announced that nominations for the 2011 Father Joseph C. Martin, S.S. Award for Professional Excellence are now being accepted.
The Father Martin Award was first given in 2003 and was created to recognize professionals who exemplify Father Martin’s legacy of devotion to 12-step recovery and helping the chemically addicted, and their families, heal.
Last year’s winner was Donald J. Kurth, MD, FASAM and there have been six other award honorees to date. This year’s award will be presented at a special Awards Luncheon during the National Conference on Addictive Disorders (NCAD) sponsored by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) and the Vendome Group to be held in San Diego, Calif., Sept. 17-21.
The presentation to Kurth at the NCAD conference was witnessed by nearly 900 people. The 2011 award honoree will be invited to attend the conference to receive the award as the guest of Father Martin’s Ashley.
An independent committee of addiction and mental health professionals will review the nominations and select this year’s winner. For more information about, and nomination forms for, the 2011 Father Joseph C. Martin Award for Professional Excellence Award go to www.FatherMartinsAshley.org/award or e-mail Ashley.Marketing@fmashley.com to have the nomination forms sent to you by email or mail.