National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2010, 54449-54450 [2010-22426]

Download as PDF 54449 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 172 Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Title 3— Proclamation 8550 of August 31, 2010 The President National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2010 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Each day brings new opportunities for personal growth, renewal, and transformation to millions of Americans who have chosen to forge a path toward recovery from addiction to drugs or alcohol. While addiction can destroy self-confidence, family ties, and friendships, recovery can restore the promise of a brighter tomorrow. During National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, we express support for those living healthy and productive lives in long-term recovery, we applaud those working to help struggling Americans break the cycle of abuse, and we encourage those in need to seek help. This year’s theme, ‘‘Join the Voices for Recovery: Now More Than Ever!,’’ calls us to an urgent mission—to save lives from the hazards of addiction. As we make quality and affordable health care more accessible to all Americans, we also resolve to build a healthier Nation by increasing access to treatment and recovery programs in our health care system. To help achieve this goal, the Affordable Care Act supports services available to address addiction. Together, we can reduce the harmful consequences of untreated addiction, such as violence, failure in school, job loss, child abuse, crimes, and death. I encourage all Americans to visit RecoveryMonth.gov for more resources and information. The journey to recovery requires great fortitude and a supportive network. As we celebrate National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, we also express our appreciation for the family members, mutual aid groups, peer support programs, health professionals, and community leaders that provide compassion, care, and hope. Across America, we must spread the word that substance abuse is preventable, that addiction is treatable, and that recovery is possible. wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with PRESDOCS NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 2010 as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. I call upon all Americans to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities, and to celebrate the lives freed from addiction to illicit drugs, alcohol, or prescription medications. VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:42 Sep 03, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07SED0.SGM 07SED0 54450 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 172 / Tuesday, September 7, 2010 / 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 ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth. [FR Doc. 2010–22426 Filed 9–3–10; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:42 Sep 03, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07SED0.SGM 07SED0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 3195–W0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 172 (Tuesday, September 7, 2010)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-22426]



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Proclamation 8550--National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 
2010



Proclamation 8551--National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2010



Proclamation 8552--National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2010



Proclamation 8553--National Wilderness Month, 2010


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Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 172 / Tuesday, September 7, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8550 of August 31, 2010

                
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery 
                Month, 2010

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Each day brings new opportunities for personal growth, 
                renewal, and transformation to millions of Americans 
                who have chosen to forge a path toward recovery from 
                addiction to drugs or alcohol. While addiction can 
                destroy self-confidence, family ties, and friendships, 
                recovery can restore the promise of a brighter 
                tomorrow. During National Alcohol and Drug Addiction 
                Recovery Month, we express support for those living 
                healthy and productive lives in long-term recovery, we 
                applaud those working to help struggling Americans 
                break the cycle of abuse, and we encourage those in 
                need to seek help.

                This year's theme, ``Join the Voices for Recovery: Now 
                More Than Ever!,'' calls us to an urgent mission--to 
                save lives from the hazards of addiction. As we make 
                quality and affordable health care more accessible to 
                all Americans, we also resolve to build a healthier 
                Nation by increasing access to treatment and recovery 
                programs in our health care system. To help achieve 
                this goal, the Affordable Care Act supports services 
                available to address addiction. Together, we can reduce 
                the harmful consequences of untreated addiction, such 
                as violence, failure in school, job loss, child abuse, 
                crimes, and death. I encourage all Americans to visit 
                RecoveryMonth.gov for more resources and information.

                The journey to recovery requires great fortitude and a 
                supportive network. As we celebrate National Alcohol 
                and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, we also express our 
                appreciation for the family members, mutual aid groups, 
                peer support programs, health professionals, and 
                community leaders that provide compassion, care, and 
                hope. Across America, we must spread the word that 
                substance abuse is preventable, that addiction is 
                treatable, and that recovery is possible.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim September 2010 as 
                National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. I 
                call upon all Americans to observe this month with 
                appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities, and 
                to celebrate the lives freed from addiction to illicit 
                drugs, alcohol, or prescription medications.

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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 ten, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2010-22426
Filed 9-3-10; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W0-P