Horizons director wins national award for service

Dr. Hendrée Jones is an internationally recognized expert in the development and examination of both behavioral and pharmacologic treatments for pregnant women and their children.

Dr. Hendrée Jones, executive director of the UNC Horizons Program and professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has received the Women's Services Champion Award from the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD), Inc.

This national award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated exemplary commitment and dedication to enhance quality of care for women-specific services and their children. Dr. Jones is honored for her immense enthusiasm and support for the treatment of women and their families.

"This award means the world to me. It shows how much Horizons has had an impact across the nation to helping women find treatment and recover from addiction to substances," said Dr. Jones.

Dr. Jones is an internationally recognized expert in the development and examination of both behavioral and pharmacologic treatments for pregnant women and their children. She leads or is involved in projects in Afghanistan, the Southern Cone, the Republic of Georgia, South Africa, and the United States which are focused on improving the lives of children, women and families.

NASADAD is a private, not-for-profit educational, scientific, and informational organization. NASADAD's basic purpose is to foster and support the development of effective alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and treatment programs throughout the nation.

UNC Horizons is a comprehensive trauma-informed substance use disorder treatment program for pregnant and parenting women and their children. The research conducted at Horizons by Dr. Jones is used around the world as a model for treating women and children with substance use disorde

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