Recovery Awards Dinner
Together Towards Tomorrow
Due to COVID-19 Foundation for Recovery has decided to postpone the Recovery Awards Dinner until further notice. Stay tuned for more details. Nominations will remain open and may be made on this page. Thank you for your understanding and be well.
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Awarding Recovery Changemakers
Each year, Foundation for Recovery holds the annual Recovery Awards Dinner. This event honors those who have made significant contributions to the recovery community, while raising funds for recovery-focused programs and services. The public is invited to attend and nominate a community member who has gone above and beyond to support the recovery community.
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The Keynote Speaker
Her 2018 book, Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was called a “masterwork of narrative nonfiction” in the New York Times and was named to more than a dozen Best Books of 2018 lists. With signature journalistic rigor and incredible humanity, Macy turns our attention to a timely, sobering American reality – the national crisis that is the opioid epidemic. Macy grew up with a father who was addicted to alcohol, which made addiction a particularly difficult subject to tackle. “The only way I could stand to write this book was to write about the people fighting back — so the families and the first responders,” she said. “My goal was to mobilize people to care about this.”
Dopesick is the only book to tell the full story of the opioid crisis, from the boardroom to the courtroom and into the living rooms of Americans struggling to save themselves and their families: “masterfully interlaces stories of communities in crisis with dark histories of corporate greed and regulatory indifference” from a journalist who has lived through it (New York Times). In this extraordinary work, Macy takes us into the epicenter of a national drama that has unfolded over two decades. From the labs and marketing departments of big pharma to local doctor’s offices; wealthy suburbs to distressed small communities in Central Appalachia; from distant cities to once-idyllic farm towns; the spread of opioid addiction follows a tortuous trajectory that illustrates how this crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched.
Through unsparing, compelling, and unforgettably humane portraits of families and first responders determined to ameliorate this epidemic, each facet of the crisis comes into focus. In these politically fragmented times, Macy shows that one thing uniting Americans across geographic, partisan, and class lines is opioid drug abuse. But even in the midst of twin crises in drug abuse and healthcare, Macy finds a reason to hope and ample signs of the spirit and tenacity that are helping the countless ordinary people ensnared by addiction build a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities.
Incredible Praise for DOPESICK
New York Times Book Review
“The further Macy wades into the wreckage of addiction, the more damning her indictment becomes…this gripping book is a feat of reporting, research and synthesis.”
“Beth Macy is not satisfied with myths or side-bars. She seeks the very hearts of the people who are running the long marathons of struggle and survival – of Life. Dopesick is another deep – and deeply needed – look into the troubled soul of America.”
Wall Street Journal
“Ms. Macy focuses on southern and western Virginia, though the lessons of her narrative apply broadly… Macy embedded herself in the lives of four heartsick families whose children’s lives were ravaged—and sometimes lost—because of opioid addiction… for those new to the topic there is much to learn.”
Professor Anne C Case
“Everyone should read Beth Macy’s story of the American opioid epidemic, of suffering, of heroism and stupidity, and of the corporate greed and regulatory failure that lies behind it. With compassion and humanity, Macy takes us into the lives of the victims, their families, law enforcement, and even some of the criminals. A great book!”
-Professor Anne C Case, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Emeritus at Princeton University and Sir Angus Deaton, FBA HonFRSE and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics
“In ‘Dopesick’ she brings a new level of nuance and humanity to a story that has been splashed across headlines for years.”
“Heartbreaking, exhaustively researched…a fierce indictment of racism, corporate greed and wily dealers…a terrifying, essential read.”
Senator Tim Kaine
“Beth Macy writes about our opioid epidemic but Dopesick is not about the drugs. It’s a book about kids and
moms and neighbors and the people who try to save them. It’s about shame and stigma and desperation. It’s about bad policy, greed and corruption. It’s a Greek tragedy with a chorus of teenage ghosts who know how to text but can’t express how they feel.”
“I’m still in withdrawal from Dopesick, a harrowing journey through the history and contemporary hell-scape of drug addiction. Beth Macy brings a big heart, a sharp eye, and a powerful sense of place to the story of ordinary Americans in the grip of an extraordinary crisis.”
-Tony Horwitz, Pulitzer Prize winning author of the National bestseller Confederates in the Attic
The Award Categories
Each award category honors those that have made significant contributions to recovery. Honorees are selected through a community nomination. Nomination forms will be opening soon!
BOB GRAY COMMUNITY PARTNER AWARD
EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH & EDUCATION AWARD
ROBERT REHMAR PROFESSIONAL AWARD
STEVE SIGMAN RECOVERY AWARENESS AWARD
Highlights from Last YearThe event brought together 300 members of the recovery community and raised over $20,000 in revenue for Foundation for Recovery’s peer recovery support services. The recovery community encompasses people in long-term recovery, their families and allies as well as recovery-focused professionals and organizations.
American actress and author Mackenzie Phillips was this year’s keynote speaker. Phillips is the New York Times bestselling author of High on Arrival. She rose to fame with breakout parts in 1973’s American Graffiti and 70’s sitcom One Day at a Time. Phillips is also the daughter of The Mamas and the Papas lead singer, John Phillips. Her personal struggles with addiction have led her to become an outspoken advocate for recovery.
Congratulations to all award winners!