National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2005, 52281-52282 [05-17573]

Download as PDF 52281 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 169 Thursday, September 1, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7921 of August 29, 2005 The President National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The devastating effects of alcohol and drug addiction have destroyed the lives and families of countless Americans. During National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, we recognize the dangers of substance abuse and renew the hope of overcoming addiction for individuals across our Nation. This year’s theme, ‘‘Join the Voices for Recovery: Healing Lives, Families and Communities,’’ encourages those striving to recover from this disease and recognizes the many families, support organizations, faith-based and community groups, and volunteers working to help overcome addiction. Substance abuse leads to a cycle of addiction and despair that too often causes disease and death among young people. The Helping America’s Youth initiative, led by First Lady Laura Bush, is promoting positive youth development and combating alcohol and drug addiction. This initiative is helping our children to make healthy choices and build lives of purpose. To aid citizens seeking treatment and recovery for substance abuse, my Administration also has provided $200 million over the past 2 years for the Access to Recovery program. My 2006 budget requests an additional $150 million for this program to further expand treatment choices. Directing resources to individuals allows them to choose a program that suits their needs and increases their chances of success. In addition, we have increased opportunities for communities and faith-based providers to aid those suffering from addiction. I encourage all Americans to support individuals striving to overcome addiction and the groups that are helping to fight alcohol and drug addiction. By working together, we can continue to build a more compassionate society that transforms lives and provides health, hope, and healing to those who hurt. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 2005 as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities. VerDate Aug<18>2005 16:42 Aug 31, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\01SED0.SGM 01SED0 52282 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 169 / Thursday, September 1, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. W [FR Doc. 05–17573 Filed 8–31–05; 9:05 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<18>2005 16:42 Aug 31, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\01SED0.SGM 01SED0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 169 (Thursday, September 1, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 52281-52282]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-17573]



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Proclamation 7921--National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 
2005


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 169 / Thursday, September 1, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7921 of August 29, 2005

                
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery 
                Month, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                The devastating effects of alcohol and drug addiction 
                have destroyed the lives and families of countless 
                Americans. During National Alcohol and Drug Addiction 
                Recovery Month, we recognize the dangers of substance 
                abuse and renew the hope of overcoming addiction for 
                individuals across our Nation. This year's theme, 
                ``Join the Voices for Recovery: Healing Lives, Families 
                and Communities,'' encourages those striving to recover 
                from this disease and recognizes the many families, 
                support organizations, faith-based and community 
                groups, and volunteers working to help overcome 
                addiction.

                Substance abuse leads to a cycle of addiction and 
                despair that too often causes disease and death among 
                young people. The Helping America's Youth initiative, 
                led by First Lady Laura Bush, is promoting positive 
                youth development and combating alcohol and drug 
                addiction. This initiative is helping our children to 
                make healthy choices and build lives of purpose. To aid 
                citizens seeking treatment and recovery for substance 
                abuse, my Administration also has provided $200 million 
                over the past 2 years for the Access to Recovery 
                program. My 2006 budget requests an additional $150 
                million for this program to further expand treatment 
                choices. Directing resources to individuals allows them 
                to choose a program that suits their needs and 
                increases their chances of success. In addition, we 
                have increased opportunities for communities and faith-
                based providers to aid those suffering from addiction.

                I encourage all Americans to support individuals 
                striving to overcome addiction and the groups that are 
                helping to fight alcohol and drug addiction. By working 
                together, we can continue to build a more compassionate 
                society that transforms lives and provides health, 
                hope, and healing to those who hurt.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim September 2005 as National 
                Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. I call upon 
                the people of the United States to observe this month 
                with appropriate programs and activities.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-ninth day of August, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 05-17573
Filed 8-31-05; 9:05 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P