Selected Papers of William L. White

Senior Research Consultant

Chestnut Health Systems

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Professional Awards

Professional Awards
1999McGovern Family Foundation Award for the best book on addiction recovery for Slaying the Dragon
2001Keith Keesy Memorial Award presented by the Illinois Association of Alcohol and Drug Dependence
2001President’s Award, NAADAC—The Association for Addiction Professionals
2002Lifetime Achievement Award, Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA)
2003National Association of Addiction Treatment Provider’s (NAATP) Michael Q. Ford Journalism Award
2004National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) Award for Compelling Documentation of the Alcoholism Movement in the United States
2006Eagleville Award—an annual award presented by Eagleville Hospital to a person who has made a significant contribution to the field of addiction treatment.
2006Lifetime Achievement Award presented by NAADAC—The Association for Addiction Professionals
2006Jeff Luke Servant Leadership Award presented by White Bison for service to the Native American Wellbriety Movement
2007John P. McGovern, M.D. Award presented by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) for outstanding contributions to the field of Addiction Medicine
2009Lifetime Achievement Award, Mayor’s Drug and Alcohol Executive Commission, City of Philadelphia
2010Dr. Nelson J. Bradley Life Time Achievement Award, National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers
2010The John P. McGovern Award and Lecture, Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc.
2010Recovery Award for Excellence in Addiction Research & Education, Foundation for Recovery
2011Recovery Heroes Honoree, NET Institute-Center for Addiction & Recovery Education
2012Norman E. Zinberg Award & Memorial Lecture, Harvard University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
2012Friend of the Field Award (for extraordinary contributions to the field of opioid addiction treatment), American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence
2012Lifetime Achievement, The Voice Awards, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
2013Saul Feldman Award for Lifetime Achievement for sustained and significant contributions to leadership and policy in the mental health and addiction recovery field. ACMHA The College for Behavioral Health Leadership
2013Resolution of commendation for sustained and seminal contributions to the addiction treatment and recovery field, Board of Directors, The Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association
2013Distinguished Advocate of the Year Award, Texas Association of Addiction Professionals
2015Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award, America Honors Recovery / Faces and Voices of Recovery for outstanding contributions and lifetime devotion to the recovery advocacy movement.
2015William L. White Lifetime Achievement Award for the Advancement of Recovery Research (year one recipient of named award). Young People in Recovery & Association of Recovery Schools.
Awards Named for William White
William L. White Scholarship Award (Granted annually since 2015 by NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals)
The William White Life Time Achievement Award. (Granted annually since 2015 by the Illinois Chapter of NAADAC)
William L White Lifetime Achievement Award for the Advancement of Recovery Research (Jointly granted annually since 2015 by Young People in Recovery and Association of Recovery Schools)
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Selected Papers of William L. White