Recognition Awards

​​​Nominations for 2024 are open!

​​​The West Virginia Department of Human Services' Office of Drug Control Policy reviews nomination forms and recognizes groups/individuals at various points of the year. Awards will be presented at the West Virginia Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference or the West Virginia Recovery Housing Conference at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Charleston, West Virginia. Nominations will close at the end of business on August 2, 2024. 

WV Award for Excellence in Addiction Counseling and Service*
This award recognizes a therapist, counselor, or social worker who has made an unequivocal impact on the field of addiction care through their work. 
Click here to nominate.

WV Community Organization Award for Excellence in Commitment to Addiction Care*
This award recognizes a community based organization that prioritizes collaboration and is working across all aspects of the continuum of care, including prevention, early intervention, treatment, recovery, and recovery support, to push the envelope in expanding access to quality addiction care in their communities.
Click here to nominate. 

WV Impact Award for Commitment to Advancing the Field of Addiction Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery*
​This award recognizes an individual who has made an unparalleled impact on the field of addiction through excellence in leadership across the care continuum.
Click here to nominate.

WV LEAD Officer Recognition Award
This award will recognize a police officer who has demonstrated an unprecedented commitment to connecting individuals with substance use disorder into a treatment program. 
Click here to nominate.

WV Medical Provider Award for Advancement of Quality Addiction Care*
This award recognizes a health care provider who has shown unwavering dedication to the advancement of addiction care in their health system and for their patients. 
Click here to nominate.

WV Peer Recovery Support Specialist of the Year*
This award will recognize a peer recovery support specialist who has shown unprecedented commitment to helping individuals with substance use disorders achieve and maintain recovery.
Click here to nominate.

WV Quick Response Team Exemplary Program of the Year Award*
 This award recognizes a Quick Response Team that has made significant impacts in their field and made significant contributions to their local communities.
Click here to nominate.

WV Recovery Ally of the Year Award
This award recognizes an individual who is not in recovery themselves but diligently works to eliminate injustices faced by people in or seeking recovery from substance use disorder. 
Click here to nominate. 

WV Recovery Residence of the Year Award
This award will recognize a recovery house that has provided above and beyond support services for individuals with substance use disorder. 
Click here to nominate.