There are outstanding New Zealanders who contribute to the recovery of those affected by addiction in multiple ways. Research, science, and policy when translated into clinical practice make a considerable contribution to the service-user experience. Also, health and allied health professionals and people in the community, who walk alongside the person on their recovery journey, contributing to the best possible outcomes.
The ‘Dapaanz Excellent Contribution to Addiction Practice Award’ is awarded to a person who has made a significant contribution to improving outcomes for people affected by addiction. This award is not open to organisations.
Congratulations to 2018's winner: Professor Doug Sellman - National Addiction Centre, Otqgo University, Christchurch
This award is open to all who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of addiction practice.