Margaret ‘Peg’ Diehl has helped write Seabrook House’s rich, 43-plus year history as much as anyone. In 1974, she co-founded Seabrook House with her late husband, Jerome J. Diehl. Peg designed and implemented the original family treatment program at Seabrook House. She was a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) (since 1977) and an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC) (since 1991). In 2004, she became one of the first Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LCADC) in New Jersey. Throughout her career, Peg was the recipient of many prestigious awards. They included Memorial Awards, Outstanding Women, Making a Difference Award and many more. Peg began her recovery as a family member 45 years ago. She passed away on November 26, 2016. Her commitment and influence will carry on for years to come.
About This 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 being presented with this award, Dr. Bradley died. The award has been named in his honor to celebrate 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.