Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the behavioral health field? Nominate them to receive one of C4’s three industry recognition awards. Learn more about the awards including presentation locations and past recipients below. If you are ready to nominate, please use the Nomination Form tab above.

Fred R. French, Jr. Award for Excellence – CCSAD

C4 Recovery Foundation

The Fred R. French, Jr. Award for Excellence is an award given by C4 Recovery Foundation, a non-profit organization, to honor a person who has provided outstanding service in the field of addiction with emphasis on the area of mentoring, teaching and/or educating others. C4 honors a recipient at its Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders held each year in September. The award was created in honor of Fred R. French, Jr., who founded CCSAD in 1987. Past recipients include Donna White, RN, PhD, CNS, LADC I, David Rosenbloom, PhD, Terence Gorski, Norm Hoffmann, PhD, Gerald Shulman, Rokelle Lerner, Pat Fields, Carlton Erickson, David Mee-Lee, MD, Pat DeChello, PhD, LCSW, RPH, Ray Daugherty, Ruth Ann Rigby, Adrian Hooper and Tim Cheney.

This award will be presented at CCSAD 2020 held Sept. 10-13 at the Resort & Conference Center in Hyannis. Nominations must be received by July 20, 2020.


Outstanding Counselor Award – EVOLUTION

McMillen Family Foundation

The McMillen Family Foundation, along with C4 Recovery Foundation, is proud to sponsor the Outstanding Counselor Award. This award is given to a clinician in recognition of their outstanding clinical contribution to the field of addiction treatment. This award recognizes a counselor who has been in the field of addiction treatment for over ten years and has distinguished themselves by demonstrating an extraordinary dedication to assisting clients in the process of recovery. They have constantly sought to improve their clinical expertise through training and education, and even though they have achieved a high degree of clinical skills, they are still humble and open to learn. This counselor selflessly shares their expertise with staff or by supervising colleagues. Past recipients include Lee Larimar, Ph.D., Bev Roesch, LCSW, and Jere Brewer.

This award will be presented at EVOLUTION 2020 held Jan. 23-26 at the Sheraton Gateway in Los Angeles. Nominations must be received by October 15, 2019.


Lifetime Achievement Award – EVOLUTION

This award, presented by C4 Recovery Foundation, is given to an individual or treatment center in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of addiction treatment. Both the nature and impact of contributions are taken into consideration when selecting the recipient for this award. The recipient is honored for ongoing efforts to facilitate ethical and effective approaches to treatment. Past recipients include Jerry McDonald, The Mooney Family, Len Baltzer, Betty Ford, and Sister Mary Dion Horrigan.

This award will be presented at EVOLUTION 2020 held Jan. 23-26 at the Sheraton Gateway in Los Angeles. Nominations must be received by October 15, 2019.

  • CCSAD provided a professional opportunity to connect with positive and ethical peers.

  • Wonderful turnout of participants and great opportunity for networking and securing new relationships. Thanks for another great year!

  • It was a pleasure to be a Platinum sponsor at such a well-respected event.

  • I have attended CCSAD for many years now and find it is fantastic every year. I always take something wonderful away and learn a great deal.

  • This symposium is by far the best around. I have attended many others and they were wonderful, but CCSAD is outstanding.

  • THANK YOU that CCSAD is the MOST multidisciplinary conference for Addiction Medicine professionals.

  • Thank you for continuing and expanding this program as well as making it an opportunity for a supportive break from a very busy and demanding profession.

  • The conference is always wonderful, and I thoroughly enjoy attending not just for the learning experience but also for the new friends I have met in past and present attendance.

  • I especially VALUE that CCSAD is the primary multidisciplinary conference for practicing clinicians and policy-makers, where integrative care management is so clearly shown to be in our patients' best interests.

  • This Symposium always gives me new insights and perspectives re: addiction and conditions for treatment strategies. I always learn something new and am always eager to pass it on.

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