IADDA Bestows Legislative Leadership Award on Senator William Delgado

IADDA CEO Sara Moscato Howe, State Senator William Delgado (D-Chicago), IADDA Board Chairman Peter Palanca.

(Springfield, IL) – The Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association yesterday recognized State Senator William Delgado (D–Chicago) for his long-time and vigorous advocacy in behalf of addiction health care, presenting him the group’s the 2011 Legislative Leadership Award.

“Senator Delgado has served as a champion for those seeking to recover from substance abuse addiction by ensuring that addiction healthcare services are available to them, including the working poor and women with children,” said Sara Moscato Howe, CEO of IADDA.

“I have work hard alongside the IADDA to educate the general public about the disease of addiction, sharing the message that addiction can be prevented, it can be treated and people can recover from it,” stated Delgado, Chairman of the Illinois Senate Public Health Committee.

“I am honored by this recognition and look forward to continuing my work with the IADDA.”

Established in 1967, the IADDA is the only statewide advocacy organization in Illinois focusing solely on substance use disorder issues. The organization represents more than 50 prevention, treatment and recovery organizations across the state.

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