Magazine article The Alcoholism Report

U.S. Surgeon General Receives Highest Honor

Magazine article The Alcoholism Report

U.S. Surgeon General Receives Highest Honor

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In a private ceremony this month, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) presented the 1992 Gold Key, its highest honor, to Surgeon General Antonia C. Novello, MD, MPH. She joins past recipients Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous; former United States Senator Harold Hughes; and former First Lady Betty Ford.

During her tenure as Surgeon General, Dr. Novello has opened the lines of communications with organizations concerned with the harmful use of alcohol, most notably NCADD.

In presenting the prestigious award to Dr. Novello, Paul Wood, Ph.D., president of NCADD pointed out that Dr. Novello has done more than any other public official to raise awareness about the most serious threat to the health of America's youth. During her four years in office, she released a series of reports that have drawn national attention to the devastation cause by underage drinking.

"I am particularly pleased to be able to present Dr. Novello with our Gold Key Award during Alcohol Awareness Month because for the past two years she has served a honorary chairperson for this event," proclaimed Wood. …

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