Ed Storti Spirit of Recovery Award

Ed Storti has been named the 2013 Joseph L. Galletta “Spirit of Recovery” Award winner. Ed\'s multiple nominations describe him as a benevolent man, providing no-cost or low-cost care to those in need.


Ed is an author, lecturer, and intervention specialist; he is an International and California-Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor and a Board-Registered Interventionist. He has choreographed more than 3,600 motivational interventions throughout the world.


“Ed exemplifies Dr. Galletta\'s spirit and dedication to the field of recovery. He is a man of outstanding character, a fount of wisdom, and very passionate about helping people. He knew and admired Dr. Galletta and emulated his devotion to helping others achieve sobriety,” states Ed Spatola, the first Galletta Award recipient. “We are blessed to know him and he is fully deserving of this very special award.”


Ed’s educational lectures and presentations on Motivational Intervention, Professionalism in the Workplace, and The Disease of Appetite and Professionalism for Intervention Specialists are requested by medical centers, chemical dependency facilities, universities, and national conferences.


Ed is a member of the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, and the Association of Intervention Specialists. He is on the Board of Directors for the House of Hope Foundation in San Pedro, California. Ed and his wife are weekly volunteers for Meals on Wheels. He is the recipient of the 2009 Spirit Award from the Gooden Center in Pasadena, California, and the 2011 Pillar of the Community Recognition Award from Sierra Tucson Treatment Center in Tucson, Arizona.


He has authored several books, including Crisis Intervention: Acting Against Addiction (Crown Publishing Company, 1988) and Heart to Heart: The Honorable Approach to Motivational Intervention (Carlton Press, 1995, republished in 2001).


“I admire Ed, not only as a truly gifted Interventionist, but also as a dedicated husband and father of two,” said Jerry McDonald, the 2011 Galletta Award recipient.


Hemet Valley Recovery Center and Sage Retreat named Ed Storti as its recipient of the 2013 Spirit of Recovery Award because he embodies the spirit of the award’s namesake, the late Dr. Joseph Galletta. Like Dr. Joe, Ed is a noted, respected, trained professional in the field of addiction and has assisted and touched thousands of people over the years, helping them find the courage to recover.

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