Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition honored Marti MacGibbon with the 2014 Recovery Advocate of the Year Award. IAIC is a subsidiary of Mental Health America of Indiana. Ms. MacGibbon is an inspirational speaker, certified addiction treatment specialist, and author of the nationally award-winning addiction memoir, Never Give in to Fear: Laughing All the Way Up from Rock Bottom.
Kim Manlove, Director of the Coalition, presented Marti with the award, and added that she is recognized for her outstanding work in recovery advocacy, and for breaking away the stigma surrounding addiction, human trafficking, mental illness and and other issues.
Marti MacGibbon is a survivor of human trafficking, PTSD, domestic violence, homelessness and hard-core drug addiction who advocates for victims and survivors, and inspires both individuals in recovery and those who support recovery.