Beautiful Boy, soon to be released as a movie, is an award-winning, #1 New York Times bestseller that recounts Sheff's harrowing struggle to help his son Nic overcome his methamphetamine addiction. Following its publication, Sheff met countless people struggling to prevent drug use and abuse and survive addiction-their own or a loved one's. These encounters led Sheff on a ten-year mission to determine why America is losing its war against drugs and so many of its children in the process.
His search culminated with Clean, a myth-shattering look at drug use and treatment. Based on the latest research in psychology, neuroscience, and medicine, Clean's premise is that drug use is preventable and addiction is a preventable, treatable disease.
Lifetime Director, Brian Sherwin is recognized as a pioneer for his tireless work and leadership in the shaping of Recovery Resources. Brian was instrumental in the 1970’s merging ASC (Alcoholism Services of Cleveland) and the National Council of Alcoholism of Greater Cleveland to become one agency. As a staunch advocate he lent his time, talent and treasure as the ASC became Recovery Resources. He was recognized with the Distinguished Service Award and became Recovery Resources’ Board President in 1972. Brian was president of the South Waite Foundation and was a teacher, leader, conservationist, philanthropist, motorsports man at age 84 he passed away after a long illness in 2017. He was generous throughout the years providing funding for needed capital improvements and operating support helping to grow Recovery Resources to what it is today. Brian was inducted into the 1955 Recovery Society in 2015 as a Partner for Lifetime Giving.
Katie O’Toole Smith, known to many as the Katie the Car Lady, is a passionate advocate for people in need of addiction and mental health treatment. Katie joined the Recovery Resources’ Associate Board in 2008 lending her enthusiasm and compassion for those we serve. In 2013 she was elected Chair of the Associate Board and joined the Board of Directors in 2015. Katie is a Visionary member of the Circle of Strength, a women’s philanthropic group at Recovery Resources and was elected Chair in 2016. This award recognizes that the beauty of a woman is in the beliefs she carries, the issues she advocates for, and the injustices she fights against.
Myrtle I. Muntz,
Notre Dame College
Martha B. Baker,
Recovery Resources Life Director
Inajo Davis Chappell,
Ulmer & Berne LLP