National Methamphetamine Awareness Day, 2006, 69181-69182 [06-9493]

Download as PDF 69181 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 230 Thursday, November 30, 2006 Title 3— Proclamation 8086 of November 27, 2006 The President National Methamphetamine Awareness Day, 2006 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Methamphetamine abuse shatters families and threatens our communities. On National Methamphetamine Awareness Day, we underscore the dangers of methamphetamine and reaffirm our collective responsibility to combat all forms of drug abuse. Methamphetamine is a powerfully addictive drug that dramatically affects users’ minds and bodies. Chronic use can lead to violent behavior, paranoia, and an inability to cope with the ordinary demands of life. Methamphetamine abusers can transform homes into places of danger and despair by neglecting or endangering the lives of their children, spouses, and other loved ones. Additionally, methamphetamine production exposes anyone near the process to toxic chemicals and the risk of explosion. My Administration is committed to fighting the spread of methamphetamine abuse throughout our country. While the number of teens who have tried this deadly drug and the number of people testing positive for methamphetamine in the workplace have decreased in recent years, methamphetamine use is still a dangerous public health problem. In the Synthetic Drug Control Strategy released earlier this year, my Administration set goals of a 15 percent decrease in methamphetamine use and 25 percent reduction in domestic methamphetamine labs over the next 3 years. To help reach these objectives, my proposed 2007 budget includes $25 million to help ensure that Americans have access to effective methamphetamine abuse recovery services and programs. Earlier this year, I also signed into law the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005, which makes manufacturing the drug more difficult and imposes tougher penalties on those who smuggle or sell it. The struggle against methamphetamine is a national, State, and local effort. To find out how to raise awareness and to learn more about the battle against methamphetamine abuse, concerned citizens may visit theantidrug.com and methresources.gov. By working together, we can build a stronger, healthier America for generations to come. hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with PROPOSALS 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 November 30, 2006, as National Methamphetamine Awareness Day. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate programs and activities. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:52 Nov 29, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\30NOD0.SGM 30NOD0 69182 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 230 / Thursday, November 30, 2006 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyfirst. [FR Doc. 06–9493 Filed 11–29–06; 8:45 am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:52 Nov 29, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\30NOD0.SGM 30NOD0 GWBOLD.EPS</GPH> hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with PROPOSALS Billing code 3195–01–P

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 230 (Thursday, November 30, 2006)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 69181-69182]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-9493]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 230 / Thursday, November 30, 2006 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 69181]]

                Proclamation 8086 of November 27, 2006

                
National Methamphetamine Awareness Day, 2006

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Methamphetamine abuse shatters families and threatens 
                our communities. On National Methamphetamine Awareness 
                Day, we underscore the dangers of methamphetamine and 
                reaffirm our collective responsibility to combat all 
                forms of drug abuse.

                Methamphetamine is a powerfully addictive drug that 
                dramatically affects users' minds and bodies. Chronic 
                use can lead to violent behavior, paranoia, and an 
                inability to cope with the ordinary demands of life. 
                Methamphetamine abusers can transform homes into places 
                of danger and despair by neglecting or endangering the 
                lives of their children, spouses, and other loved ones. 
                Additionally, methamphetamine production exposes anyone 
                near the process to toxic chemicals and the risk of 
                explosion.

                My Administration is committed to fighting the spread 
                of methamphetamine abuse throughout our country. While 
                the number of teens who have tried this deadly drug and 
                the number of people testing positive for 
                methamphetamine in the workplace have decreased in 
                recent years, methamphetamine use is still a dangerous 
                public health problem. In the Synthetic Drug Control 
                Strategy released earlier this year, my Administration 
                set goals of a 15 percent decrease in methamphetamine 
                use and 25 percent reduction in domestic 
                methamphetamine labs over the next 3 years. To help 
                reach these objectives, my proposed 2007 budget 
                includes $25 million to help ensure that Americans have 
                access to effective methamphetamine abuse recovery 
                services and programs. Earlier this year, I also signed 
                into law the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 
                2005, which makes manufacturing the drug more difficult 
                and imposes tougher penalties on those who smuggle or 
                sell it.

                The struggle against methamphetamine is a national, 
                State, and local effort. To find out how to raise 
                awareness and to learn more about the battle against 
                methamphetamine abuse, concerned citizens may visit 
                theantidrug.com and methresources.gov. By working 
                together, we can build a stronger, healthier America 
                for generations to come.

                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 November 30, 2006, as 
                National Methamphetamine Awareness Day. I call upon the 
                people of the United States to observe this day with 
                appropriate programs and activities.

[[Page 69182]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-seventh day of November, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand six, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-first. 
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 06-9493
Filed 11-29-06; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P