2022 Annual Awards

RecoveryPeople Annual Awards

In celebration of Recovery Month, RecoveryPeople annually recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions towards supporting recovery from substance use and related mental health challenges.

Timeline:

  • Nominations open July 1, 2022
  • Nominations close August 1, 2022
  • Winners announced in September -- Recovery Month!

Categories and Criteria

Lifetime Achievement

Lifetime Achievement is awarded to an individual in recognition of their life’s work promoting recovery from substance use and related mental health challenges. The award recipient must: 1) publicly self identify as a person in recovery from substance use or co-occurring issues and/or an affected family member in recovery; AND demonstrate accomplishments that reflect RecoveryPeople's mission, vision, and values.

Peer of the Year

Peer of the Year is awarded to an individual or affected family member that has promoted or directly supported others in recovery from substance use and related mental health challenges using their lived experience and/or recovery support training. The award recipient must: 1) publicly self identify as a person in recovery from substance use or co-occurring issues and/or an affected family member in recovery; 2) be, at the time of the nomination, a recovery advocate, a direct recovery service provider (e.g. Peer Specialist or Recovery House Manager), and/or a recovery workforce instructor or supervisor; AND 3) demonstrate accomplishments that reflect RecoveryPeople's mission, vision, and values.

 

 

 

 

Person of the Year

Person of the Year is awarded to an individual in recognition of their recent contributions towards promoting recovery from substance use and related mental health challenges. The award recipient must demonstrate accomplishments that reflect RecoveryPeople's mission, vision, and values.

 

 

Media Award of the Year

Media Award of the Year honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions in print, radio, podcasts, video, television, social media and/or online publications that provided information to the general public about substance use and related mental health challenges. The award recipient must: 1) demonstrate leadership in their respective media area by accurately portraying individuals and/or affected family members in recovery from substance use and/or co occurring mental health challenges; 2) responsibly use persons and/or affected family members as resources; 3) decreased stigma, increased understanding or awareness, spread hope of recovery and/or effectively communicate the impact of policy decisions; AND 4) demonstrate accomplishments that reflect RecoveryPeople's mission, vision and values.