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Award recipient embraces faith and science.

The Johnson Institute has established an award designed to honor those who promote the combined power of faith and science in furthering addiction prevention and recovery. The organization, devoted to advancing addiction recovery solutions, in May presented James B. Nelson with the inaugural honor under the Irene and Wheelock Whitney Award. A theologian, author and teacher, Nelson wrote the book Thirst: God and the Alcoholic Experience. Johnson Institute President Johnny Allem said in a statement, "Thirst is an engaging and extraordinary book for pastors and others who want a theological understanding of addiction so they can be part of the recovery solution."

Allem described the award as honoring a person who "... through their research, teaching, writing, or service demonstrates that both the power of spirituality and religion and the power of medicine are important to the prevention, intervention and treatment of alcoholism and other drug addiction." The establishment of the award coincides with the Johnson Institute's recent launch of an effort to help faith organizations address alcohol and drug problems in their communities.

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Date:Jul 1, 2004
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