National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2009, 45535-45536 [E9-21371]

Download as PDF 45535 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 170 Thursday, September 3, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8406 of August 31, 2009 The President National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Every year, Americans across the country overcome their struggles with addiction. With personal determination and the support of family and friends, community members, and health professionals, they have turned the page on an illness and sought the promise of recovery. On this occasion, we recognize these brave role models and express support for those in treatment, applaud those in recovery, and encourage those in need to seek help. As a Nation, we must work together to provide access to effective services that reduce substance abuse and promote healthy living. Without effective treatment, abuse of alcohol, illicit drugs, or prescription medications can devastate the mind and body. With treatment, substance use disorders can be managed, giving individuals the effective tools necessary to address their addiction. This year’s theme, ‘‘Together We Learn, Together We Heal,’’ calls us to unite and encourage drug-free living. Treatment programs, family members, and neighbors can all help assist those who experience addiction. During National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, we also pay special tribute to the dedicated professionals and everyday citizens who, with skill and empathy, guide people through the treatment and recovery process. Across America, they are offering a message of hope and understanding. These compassionate individuals remind us that the strength of our character derives not from the mistakes we make, but from our ability to recognize and address them. When we extend a helping hand to those in need, we reaffirm the American spirit and move our Nation towards a brighter tomorrow. cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by the virtue of the authority invested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 2009 as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:49 Sep 02, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03SED0.SGM 03SED0 45536 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 170 / Thursday, September 3, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth. [FR Doc. E9–21371 Filed 9–2–09; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:49 Sep 02, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03SED0.SGM 03SED0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 170 (Thursday, September 3, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 45535-45536]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-21371]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 170 / Thursday, September 3, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8406 of August 31, 2009

                
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery 
                Month, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Every year, Americans across the country overcome their 
                struggles with addiction. With personal determination 
                and the support of family and friends, community 
                members, and health professionals, they have turned the 
                page on an illness and sought the promise of recovery. 
                On this occasion, we recognize these brave role models 
                and express support for those in treatment, applaud 
                those in recovery, and encourage those in need to seek 
                help.

                As a Nation, we must work together to provide access to 
                effective services that reduce substance abuse and 
                promote healthy living. Without effective treatment, 
                abuse of alcohol, illicit drugs, or prescription 
                medications can devastate the mind and body. With 
                treatment, substance use disorders can be managed, 
                giving individuals the effective tools necessary to 
                address their addiction. This year's theme, ``Together 
                We Learn, Together We Heal,'' calls us to unite and 
                encourage drug-free living. Treatment programs, family 
                members, and neighbors can all help assist those who 
                experience addiction.

                During National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery 
                Month, we also pay special tribute to the dedicated 
                professionals and everyday citizens who, with skill and 
                empathy, guide people through the treatment and 
                recovery process. Across America, they are offering a 
                message of hope and understanding. These compassionate 
                individuals remind us that the strength of our 
                character derives not from the mistakes we make, but 
                from our ability to recognize and address them. When we 
                extend a helping hand to those in need, we reaffirm the 
                American spirit and move our Nation towards a brighter 
                tomorrow.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by the virtue of the 
                authority invested in me by the Constitution and laws 
                of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 2009 
                as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. 
                I call upon the people of the United States to observe 
                this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and 
                activities.

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

[FR Doc. E9-21371
Filed 9-2-09; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P