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Nominations Now Open

The Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association annually honors the best in the behavioral health workforce with a series of prestigious achievement awards. The Association also recognizes an individual or group volunteer for service to the substance use disorder and mental health field.

The behavioral health workforce deploys their expertise across a broad range of prevention, health care, and social service settings. These settings may include public and private prevention programs; community-based and inpatient treatment programs; primary care health delivery offices; systems and hospitals; emergency rooms; criminal justice systems; and school-based or higher education institutions.

This workforce is comprised of professionals utilizing varied skills, training, experience, and academic preparation, including:

  • mental health/professional counselors
  • psychiatrists and other physicians
  • psychologists
  • social workers
  • psychiatric rehabilitation specialists
  • advanced practice psychiatric nurses
  • marriage and family therapists
  • certified prevention specialists
  • addiction counselors
  • psychiatric aides and technicians, and
  • paraprofessionals in psychiatric rehabilitation and addiction recovery fields
  • peer support specialists and recovery coaches

Award Categories

Nominating peers gives FADAA’s member organizations a forum for recognizing colleagues in 4 categories who are innovative, inspiring, and dedicated. 

Nominees must be:

  • Employed through a FADAA member organization for at least 1 year, or
  • An individual FADAA member for at least 1 year

2017 Recipients

Read about the FADAA 2017 Awards of Excellence Recipients.