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NAATP Director Receives Ashley Addiction Treatment Innovator Award

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NAATP Director, Marvin Ventrell, received the 2018 Innovator Award at this year's NCAD conference. The Ashley Addiction Treatment Innovator Award recognizes a professional who has made an impact in the field of recovery through innovation, commitment, and dynamic thinking. Becky Flood, NAATP Board Member and Ashley CEO, presented the award in recognition of the association's work in ethics and professionalism.

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Check out the online article published by Addiction Professional about the Ashley Addiction Treatment Innovator Award, highlighting Mr. Ventrell as making strides for unity and ethical advancements in the field of addiction treatment. 

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About NCAD: Addiction professionals annually convene at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders to share what’s working: Clinicians hear from thought leaders on delivering treatment, while executives of behavioral healthcare organizations learn how to run more effective, more efficient, and ethically minded businesses.

About Ashley: Ashley Addiction Treatment (Ashley), celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, is a nationally recognized leader in the integrated, evidence-based treatment of substance-use disorders. Ashley’s expert staff implements a comprehensive program for patients that integrates a full spectrum of medical, clinical and holistic treatment methods. Ashley’s driving principle – “everything for recovery because recovery is everything” – reinforces its timeless mission to heal each individual with respect and dignity and reflects its ongoing commitment to meet new challenges. Accredited by The Joint Commission and a division of Ashley Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Ashley has treated nearly 40,000 patients since its inception in 1983. Ashley’s expansive offerings include inpatient as well as outpatient treatment, sobriety enrichment, community outreach, family and children’s education and specialty programs. For more information, please visit


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