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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 171 (Thursday, September 4, 2014)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 52935-52938]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-21254]



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Vol. 79

Thursday,

No. 171

September 4, 2014

Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 9154--National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 
2014



Proclamation 9155--National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, 2014



Proclamation 9156--National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, 2014



Proclamation 9157--National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2014



Proclamation 9158--National Preparedness Month, 2014



Proclamation 9159--National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2014



Proclamation 9160--National Wilderness Month, 2014



Proclamation 9161--Labor Day, 2014


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Federal Register / Vol. 79 , No. 171 / Thursday, September 4, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9154 of August 29, 2014

                
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery 
                Month, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Every day, courageous men and women take the first step 
                toward reclaiming their lives from substance use 
                disorders. We recognize the strength and resolve of 
                these individuals who have committed to recovery, and 
                we are reminded that in the face of great trials, 
                Americans have always drawn on the power of hope, 
                determination, and perseverance. During the 25th annual 
                National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, we 
                celebrate those who are seeking treatment and those who 
                have found pathways to healthy, rewarding lives, and we 
                stand with the families, friends, and professionals who 
                support them.

                For the more than 20 million Americans who struggle 
                with substance use disorders, recovery is possible. 
                Research shows addiction is a chronic disease of the 
                brain which can be prevented and treated. However, the 
                stigma associated with this disease--and the false 
                belief that addiction represents a personal failing--
                creates fear and shame that discourage people from 
                seeking treatment and prevents them from fully 
                rejoining and contributing to their communities. This 
                year's theme, ``Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, 
                Reach Out,'' urges those who need help to ask for it, 
                and it reminds us that prevention works, treatment is 
                effective, and people can and do recover. Americans 
                seeking help for themselves or their loved ones can 
                call 1-800-662-HELP, or use the ``Treatment Locator'' 
                tool at www.SAMHSA.gov.

                Substance use is a major public health concern, and my 
                Administration is dedicated to promoting evidence-based 
                strategies to combat it. Our 2014 National Drug Control 
                Strategy promotes programs to stop substance use before 
                it begins in our schools and workplaces. It supports 
                policies that remove barriers and expand access to 
                treatment, making recovery a reality for millions of 
                people. And under the Affordable Care Act, more 
                Americans are able to obtain quality, affordable health 
                coverage, and companies participating in the Health 
                Insurance Marketplace are required to cover mental 
                health and substance use disorder treatment services as 
                part of their essential health benefits.

                Recovery is a positive force that transforms 
                individuals, families, and communities--but often it is 
                a long and difficult journey. This month, we come 
                together to spread its promise, and remind everyone 
                struggling with substance use that a better life 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 2014 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.

[[Page 52938]]

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

[FR Doc. 2014-21254
Filed 9-3-14; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F4