Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spirit of Recovery Award

Joseph L. Galletta, MD
We would like to introduce you to the Joseph L. Galletta “Spirit of Recovery” Award by first introducing you to Dr. Galletta, the award's name sake.

Dr. Joseph L. Galletta, was a man who touched many lives at some point on their road to recovery. He was truly an addiction treatment pioneer. He was one of the first physicians to become certified in the new field of Addiction Medicine in 1983. He helped develop treatment protocols that took the fear and danger out of detoxification and provided a way out of the grips of alcoholism and addiction for countless patients over the years.

As special as Dr. Joseph L. Galletta was, his spirit and dedication to the field of recovery lives on through the work of others. It is these individuals we honor through the Joseph L. Galletta, “Spirit of Recovery” Award. Each year the recipient selected has embodied and demonstrated a dedication to 12 step philosophy, leadership in the recovery field, the encouragement of others, and the promotion of sober lifestyles.

Please check out our new page on our website for more information regarding the "Spirit of Recovery" Award, how to nominate a candidate and the past years winners!