Current Honorees

It is our privilege to honor the following individuals as Recovery Heroes!

Some have national and international impact as leaders of:

  • significant residential recovery ministries and clinical addiction treatment programs
  • large faith-based or secular addiction recovery networks or associations representing hundreds or thousands
  • government agencies that have excelled in improving care for people struggling with addiction and/or HIV/AIDS
  • shifting paradigms and public perception of addiction recovery through their books, articles and lectures.  

But most of these courageous Heroes are people just like you!

Men and women around the world who are in the trenches every day, reaching out to help people recover their possibilities!

Check back as we add new Heroes in the months ahead!  Meet more Recovery Heroes on the ISAAC page and on YouTube.


1) Mickey and Laura Maye Evans with Charles and Jean LaCour
Dunklin Memorial Camp - Founders
Okeechobee, Florida


2) Ron Ross
NET Casting Ministries
Statesville, North Carolina


3) Dr. Westley Clark, Director
SAMHSA/CSAT - Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Washington, DC


4) William White (Third from left)
Recovery Advocate, Author, Historian
Port Charlotte, Florida

5) Cynthia Moreno Tuohy (Third from right)
NADAAC - Executive Director
Alexandria, Virginia

6-8) (Left to right) Thomas Sledd, Rev. John Cox, Charles and Jean LaCour
NET Institute
Florida, US


9) Dr. Ehab El Kharrat
Freedom Programme, Founder
Cairo, Egypt


10) Dr. Nanis William, MD
Training Director
Freedom Drugs and HIV Programme


11) Khadija T. Moalla, PhD
Regional HIV/AIDS Practice Leader &
Programme Coordinator for Arab States,
HIV/AIDS Regional Programme in the Arab States
Cairo, Egypt


12) Dr. Robert Perkinson (left)
Clinical Director, Addiction Expert & Author
South Dakota, US


13) Anthony Gelormino (right) with Dr. Darvin Smith MD
World Federation of Therapeutic Communities
New York, New York


14) Ranjana Pavamani
The Key (Resource & Consulting)


15) Hamed Abdel-Ghaffar
Addiction Recovery Leader


16) Carol Burkett
Orange County Drug Free Coalition
Florida, US


17) Recovery Heroes in Cairo: Sylvia A. from Jordan (right)
Addiction Counselor, Advocate for Youth and Women


18) Eugene Protsenko
Old World Treatment Center


19) Robert and Johna Hale
LIFE Ministries (sexual addiction)
Florida, US


20) Irina Yakubova
OPORA Addiction Training


21) Philip Simpson
Church Mission Society


22) STAFF members of Freedom Program
Freedom Drugs and HIV Program


23) Aamir Shahzad (right, front row) and DAWN Leaders
DAWN Network
ICAN and CMS Pakistan


24) Abdallah Lamloum
Recovery House Wayout


25) Jonathan
Counseling Center and Training


26) Paulo and Aida
Street Outreach to Children & Famillies


27) Women Leaders
Educators, Women's Advocates


28) Michael Quesnel & Vincent Kendall
NET Institute graduates & Recovery Advocates


29) Monur
News Reporter


30) Yoko
Addiction Professional
Japan & California, US


31) Ferras and Hani Hassan
Freedom Program Recovery Houses & Mukatum Hospital


32) Andrew and Penny
Support Group Program


33) Ruth Moody
Prevention and Youth Work