|

Faris receives Nathaniel Hakim Askia Award

image

Region – Charles Faris, cofounder of Spectrum Health Systems, received the Nathaniel Hakim Askia Award, sponsored by the National Library of Addictions, in June.

Dr. P.S. Kishore, along with Boston Public Health Commission board member Ruth Ellen Fitch and community activist Cleo Lachapelle, presented the award, which recognizes individuals who dedicate their work and lives to helping people with addictions to drugs and alcohol.

In 1969 Faris helped cofound Spectrum as a nonprofit organization "dedicated to improving lives through the effective treatment of drug and alcohol addiction." Spectrum has 17 facilities in Massachusetts, including a 16-acre campus in Westborough, and contract services in Maine, Rhode Island, Georgia, Arizona and most recently Tennessee.

The Nathaniel Hakim Askia Award is named after a man who recovered from heroin addiction in the 1960s and subsequently founded the FIRST Academy, a therapeutic community for recovering addicts in Roxbury. Askia was among the first people to address addictions as a community-based issue.

Short URL: http://www.communityadvocate.com/?p=633

Posted by on Jun 29 2007. Filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Please complete this math problem before clicking Submit * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.

Recently Commented

  • Jason: Hi Monica, Your best resources would be their respective web pages. For Cub Scouts, I would start with...
  • Monica: Hello I,d like to enroll my 5 yr old to boys and girls scout. How can I do that, I live in Hudson.
  • Beth Bishop: Laurie and I had thought of doing the Indy show, we decided against doing the show as it is the same...
  • Paul Scott Malcolmson: This was a great article about the 50th reunion of Hudson Catholic High School. The article...
  • Linda Cavallero: I am confused by the comment by Mr Lebeaux which seems to say the board voted against Article 12 but...