NAATP - National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers


ACATA – Administrator of the Year Annual Award

Each year the College presents an award for significant achievement in the field of addiction treatment administration. Candidates for the award are nominated from the general membership of the organization. The candidate for the award must be an ACATA (American College of Addiction Treatment Administrators) Advanced Member or Fellow, in good standing, who currently holds a management position in an accredited addiction treatment facility or agency. The recipient will have demonstrated significant contribution to the treatment field in one or more of the following areas; patient care, professional development of others, management and organizational development, health care activities, and /or current healthcare environment.


If you would like to submit a nomination, you may do so here.

2014 Jim Moore – Cumberland Heights

Caron’s Jasper G. Chen See, M.D. Volunteer Leadership Award

Recognizes individuals who have provided exceptional volunteer leadership in the area of addiction treatment through board membership and philanthropy. This award will be presented annually at the NAATP board reception held as part of the NAATP Annual Leadership Conference.
The award will be presented by a Caron Executive to a volunteer from a small and large organization. Therefore two awards will be presented each year.

For more information on this award, or for a physical application, click here.

You can also nominate an individual for this award online here.


2014 Carole Pickup – New Directions for Women

James W. West, M.D. Quality Improvement Award

The James W. West, M.D. Quality Improvement Award was established in 2000 and continues to be supported by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers and Vendome Group, LLC, publisher of Behavioral Healthcare and other publications focused on addiction treatment. Dr. West, Medical Director Emeritus of the Betty Ford Center, is a long-time quality advocate.

The recipient of the James W. West, M.D. Quality Improvement Award will receive recognition throughout our industry. In addition to an award presented at the 2015 NAATP Annual Conference, the recipient will have an opportunity to present their submission to the annual leadership conference and will also be featured in a 2015 issue of Behavioral Healthcare.

You can download the 2015 Award Application  or by filling out the online application.

Michael Q. Ford Journalism Award

The Michael Q. Ford Journalism Award has been established by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers to recognize the journalistic efforts, both electronic and print, that promote the value of and need for addiction treatment. This award has been developed in recognition of the immense leadership provided by Michael Q. Ford, the first Executive of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, and whose journalistic style and flair was evident in all of the publications of NAATP. During Michael’s tenure as the executive for NAATP, his energy, wit and determination helped to shape the direction of this organization.

You can submit your nomination online or find out more about this award here.

2014 Greg Williams – “Anonymous People”

Nelson J. Bradley Life Time Achievement Award

In 1983, a young but rapidly emerging organization recognized Nelson J. Bradley, M.D.  with its first annual outstanding achievement award.  Dr. Bradley participated and led the pioneering activities in Minnesota that resulted in a multi-disciplinary approach to treating persons with alcoholism and the recognition of alcoholism as a treatable disease.  Through his early efforts treatment models were developed which have been modified, but are still in place today.

Shortly after presenting Dr. Bradley with this award, Dr. Bradley died and the award was named in honor of Dr. Bradley and his leadership in the field of addiction treatment.
The intention of this annual award is to recognize the life long achievements of individuals and to preserve the memory of the many contributions to modern addiction treatment that Dr. Bradley so generously shared with the addiction treatment field.

If you would like to submit a nomination for the 2015 Nelson J. Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award, you may do so online, or submit your letter of recommendation with an explanation of your support for the nominee to:

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