Above and Beyond in Chicago Recognized by NAADAC
NAADAC Celebrates National Addiction Professionals Day by Announcing 2020 NAADAC Award Winners
Every year on September 20th, NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, takes time to recognize and celebrate vital players of the health system and continuum of care in honor of National Addiction Professionals Day.
Organizational Achievement Award: Above and Beyond
The NAADAC Organizational Achievement Award is presented to organizations that have demonstrated a strong commitment to the addiction profession and particularly strong support for the individual addiction professional.
Above and Beyond, located in Chicago, Illinois, and this years' recipient of the Organizational Achievement Award, has a reputation for being an innovative addictions treatment center that integrates creativity with evidence-based practices. Above and Beyond is unique because it offers its treatment services for free, and its drop-in center model makes it easy for clients to access treatment without having to wait for an appointment. The receptionist at Above and Beyond has a Master's degree in psychology because, according to Executive Director Dan Hostetler, "We wanted to make sure that the first person clients had contact with in person or by phone had a clinical background and exudes empathy." Treatment services include CBT, RET, Logo-Therapy, yoga, mindfulness, and experiential therapies. Above and Beyond also has a weekly client graduation ceremony to uplift their clients and empower their recovery.
Read more about Above and Beyond in the ATTC/NIATx Service Improvement Blog:
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