Statewide Red Ribbon Award

Due to its Red Ribbon activities in October 2012, The Council on Alcohol and Drugs won the 2013 Statewide Red Ribbon Award for Best Community-Based Programming and Projects and was the overall winner being awarded the Perpetual Trophy for outstanding efforts during Red Ribbon Week reaching more than 43,000 people during their awareness campaign.

These awards were received from the DBHDD Commissioner at an awards ceremony at the Woodruff Art Center. This Award was a result of the efforts of Ester Lopez, Kay Manning, Afiya King, Harry Stevenson and Dr. Gregg Raduka working with many partners in their respective regions, coordinating activities and bringing awareness during Red Ribbon Month in October.

National Exemplary Program Award, Martin Luther King Violence Prevention Award, and Promising Program Award

SUPER (Substance Use Prevention and Education Resource) Stop! is a program based on SUPER which won a National Exemplary Program Award from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This award was won mainly for obtaining outstanding evaluation results as analyzed and reported by the Psychology Department of Georgia State University. Four years of evaluation results from Georgia State University consistently showed that a large majority of youth had made reduced or ceased alcohol, tobacco and other drug use at the time of the follow-up session. SUPER STARS, a related program for elementary school youth and their parents won two Martin Luther King Violence Prevention Awards from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and a Promising Program Award from DHHS/SAMHSA/CSAP.