EUGENE, Ore. — Touching and heartfelt stories were shared at an annual awards ceremony where people were recognized for their work in the field of drug and alcohol treatment.
Serenity Lane, a non-profit drug rehabilitation center in Eugene, held its 12th annual community service awards ceremony Nov. 2. Over the years, hundreds of notable individuals, professionals, and organizations from a variety of fields have been honored, including law enforcement, healthcare, and spiritual centers. Some of the winners were from the area, including 13 individuals and groups from Eugene.
Suanne Boyd of Looking Glass in Eugene, a group dedicated to addressing mental health and addiction issues, received the Mental Health Professional award at the ceremony.
“Don’t abandon the generation that needs our help the most,” Boyd said as he accepted the award. “Don’t abandon them, they need us more than ever. Don’t give them up, they are worth every shot we take.
Since 2010, Serenity Lane has celebrated those who care for people with substance use disorders as well as those who support people in recovery. A committee of past winners and representatives of various organizations selects winners from community nominations. A full list of those honored can be seen on the Serenity Lane website, along with a video honoring the winners.