Local recovered addict honored as inspiration to others - Kodiak Daily Mirror: Local News

Local recovered addict honored as inspiration to others

Posted: Friday, June 7, 2019 9:00 am

Shawn Olsen, vice president of Kodiak Area Mentor Program, was awarded the Change Maker Award at the Annual School of Addictions conference in Anchorage on May 8. Olsen, a recovered alcoholic and drug addict who now mentors those seeking sobriety, received the award for being an inspiration to others and in recognition of being “the kind of person others in recovery aspire to be.”

Because Olsen was not able to attend the ceremony, he was presented the award at one of KAMP’s weekly meetings on Friday evening. Due to his absence, Olsen wrote an acceptance speech that was read out at the Anchorage award presentation.

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