Deadline for nominations: was 30 April 2019 Awards Dinner: 27 June 2019
The McLean-DB Recovery+ Awards are the ‘Oscars’ celebrating ‘stars’ in the field of recovery from addictive behaviours. They recognise, celebrate and encourage the lifesaving but under-recognised vocation of dedicated workers and, in so doing, help to remove stigma. The Awards identify and celebrate outstanding addiction treatment/recovery by organisations, individuals and teams. They recognise that high standards of quality and integrity are vital to successful outcomes, as well as rewarding the dedication and vocation of therapists, researchers and others at the cutting-edge of their profession.
This 2nd year is expected to attract hundreds of entries that exemplify the talent, dedication and innovation of individuals and organisations across all aspects of recovery life, showing us countless reasons to take pride in our field.
After our independent judging panel has toiled over this cornucopia of excellence, our Awards evening on 27 June – where luminaries of recovery will gather for dinner in the Tower Hotel overlooking London’s iconic Tower Bridge – gives us all the opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the extraordinary breadth and depth of the addiction-recovery world.
Reasons to enter. There are many reasons why you should enter McLean-DB Recovery+ Awards, including:
Picking up an award proves that all the hard work was worth it. It gives teams and individuals the energy to keep pushing boundaries for another year.
It’s good to be reminded of why you work with great partners. Having the collaboration recognised by the industry is powerful stuff. Even more so if you all come along to the awards night to celebrate and pick up the trophy together.
If you’re picking up awards, you can also pick up the interest of new talent. You can expect smart people to be knocking at your door to see if you have a desk for them.
There’s no better way of getting publicity than for being excellent. The McLean Hospital and DB Recovery Resources teams will inform national & international media, and their databases of relevant contacts. In addition, the daily DB Recovery+ News and the monthly Recovery Plus journal will promote the winners of the awards to their readers. That’s no small deal. We recommend that you use an award win for further PR opportunities, too. If you achieve something this special, you should make a noise about it.
Put your Awards Certificate on your wall
Let your clients and potential clients know you have been recognised as pre-eminent among your peers. Previous winners have also added their Award to their e-signatures.
Of course, what some might consider the most important part, is the awards show and our award show is legendary. They’re a great opportunity to reward your staff and let your hair down. The Award winners get a free place and can bring a complimentary guest also. Colleagues can attend at a highly-subsidised rate.
Your customers and peers are always on the look-out for examples of best practice, the best work and the best people. A few extra trophies will give you a real advantage when you’re growing your business.
All winners get a framed certificate to put on their wall,
... and entry to the Recovery Awards Dinner
... and entry for a companion/colleague of your choice
... and a replica Oscar to display
... and free publicity in the daily DB Recovery News, Recovery Plus journal and more
... and some surprise gifts.
Date: Thursday 27 June
Venue: Tower Hotel, London
Dress code: smart
The Awards Dinner is your opportunity to showcase your own successes and/or those of others you admire, and signify the quality of your work. It’s the perfect occasion to gain recognition for your hard work, network with leading figures and decision makers and celebrate your achievements with your team.
More details to follow, but your ticket at least includes: Welcome, 3-course dinner, The Awards ceremony, entertainment and networking after-party.
Categories. We seek to recognise champions / lifetime achievers in the following categories, helping individuals and families into recovery:
How to nominate a recovery star. The McLean-DB Recovery+ Awards are free to enter, and open to anyone who can provide evidence of an individual’s or organisation’s recovery endeavours. All you need do is email Awards@DBrecoveryresources.com by 30 April 2019 with the following information:
How will my entry be judged? After the entry deadline, the judging panel will be given access to read your submission and view, where applicable, your images and links. The judging panel will be looking for evidence of:
After the panel has carried out its pre-judging, it will together discuss the entries and decide on the finalists, commendations and award winners.
Previous winners: Award categories + unsung heroes 2017.
Champion ~ grassroots movement(s)
Annemarie Ward ~ work on Faces And Voices Of Recovery UK (Favor UK)
Peer recovery champion
Clare Kennedy ~ work via Kennedy Street & Co CIC
Lifetime achievement ~ drugs prevention
Mary Brett ~ educating politicians to protect children from drugs
Lifetime achievement ~ lawyer
Jonathan Goodliffe ~ educating legal profession + guiding them to recovery
Lifetime achievement ~ doctor
Dr Colin Payton ~ supporting and informing other doctors
Politician of the year
Jonathan Ashworth, for his work supporting children of alcoholics
Recovery journalist of the year
UK: Steve Doughty US: Louise Stanger (blogs)
Recovery researcher of the year
Michelle Taylor, Bristol University ~ study proving cannabis is gateway drug
Lifetime achievement ~ addiction therapist
Max Cohen ~ the essence of discretion,
Addiction-treatment commissioner of the year
Anthony Bullock ~ integrated services
Lifetime achievement ~ psychiatrist
Professor Colin Drummond