2012 National Drug and Alcohol Award winners announced
The 2012 National Drug and Alcohol Award winners were announced on Friday 22 June at the Plaza Ballroom in Melbourne.
The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet was awarded third place in the category of Excellence in Research, for its work on the substance use section of its website.
Professor Robin Room, Director of the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research at Turning Point and Professor of Alcohol Policy Research at the University of Melbourne's School of Population Health, received the prestigious 2012 Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Alcohol and Other Drug Endeavours.
The award recipients for 2012 are:
- Excellence in Law Enforcement: Australian Crime Commission, for its Illicit drug report
- Excellence in Prevention and Community Education: Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Edith Cowan University; Research Centre, and the University of Melbourne, for their Drug Education in Schools (DEVS) curriculum
- Excellence in Research: Dr Coral Gartner of the University of Queensland, the Salvation Army Recovery Services, and Illawarra Institute for Mental Health, for their joint Bridging the gap initiative
- Excellence in Drug Education: Northern NSW's Banora Point High School, for its smoking cessation program
- Excellence in Sporting Communities: Sale Tennis Club, for its sustained commitment to the Australian Drug Foundation's Good sports program
- Excellence in Treatment and Support: WHOS Opioid treatment program, for its therapeutic community programs
- Excellence in Services to Young People: Odyssey House Victoria, for its work in community schools
- Excellence in Alcohol and Other Drug Media Reporting: Luke Waters, SBS, for the documentary The wrong rein.
Honour Roll inductees for 2012 were drug consumer advocate Annie Madden, and family support worker Tony Trimingham.
Source: National Drug and Alcohol Awards and Of Substance
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