National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2015, 53441-53444 [2015-22327]

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 171 (Thursday, September 3, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-22327]



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Vol. 80

Thursday,

No. 171

September 3, 2015

Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 9309--National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 
2015



Proclamation 9310--National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, 2015



Proclamation 9311--National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, 2015



Proclamation 9312--National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2015



Proclamation 9313--National Preparedness Month, 2015



Proclamation 9314--National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2015



Proclamation 9315--National Wilderness Month, 2015


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 171 / Thursday, September 3, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 53443]]

                Proclamation 9309 of August 31, 2015

                
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery 
                Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Every day, resilient Americans with substance use 
                disorders summon extraordinary courage and strength and 
                commit to living healthy and productive lives through 
                recovery. From big cities to small towns to Indian 
                Country, substance use disorders affect the lives of 
                millions of Americans. This month, we reaffirm our 
                unwavering commitment to all those who are seeking or 
                in need of treatment, and we recognize the key role 
                families, friends, and health care providers play in 
                supporting those on the path to a better tomorrow.

                This year's theme is ``Join the Voices for Recovery: 
                Visible, Vocal, Valuable!'' It encourages us all to do 
                our part to eliminate negative public attitudes 
                associated with substance use disorders and treatment. 
                People in recovery are part of our communities--they 
                are our family and friends, colleagues and neighbors--
                and by supporting them and raising awareness of the 
                challenges they face, we can help eradicate prejudice 
                and discrimination associated with substance use 
                disorders, as well as with co-occurring mental 
                disorders. Prevention and treatment work, and people 
                recover--and we must ensure all those seeking help feel 
                empowered, encouraged, and confident in their ability 
                to take control of their future. Americans looking for 
                help for themselves or their loved ones can call 1-800-
                662-HELP or use the ``Treatment Locator'' tool at 
                www.SAMHSA.gov.

                My Administration remains dedicated to pursuing 
                evidence-based strategies to address substance use 
                disorders as part of our National Drug Control 
                Strategy. Seeking to widen pathways to recovery, our 
                strategy supports the integration of substance use 
                treatment into primary health care settings and the 
                expansion of support services in places such as high 
                schools, institutions of higher education, and 
                throughout the criminal justice system. In the wake of 
                public health crises related to non-medical use of 
                prescription drugs and heroin in communities across our 
                Nation, my Administration has pledged considerable 
                resources to help Federal, State, and local authorities 
                boost prevention efforts, improve public health and 
                safety, and increase access to treatment in communities 
                across the country. And the Affordable Care Act has 
                extended substance use disorder and mental health 
                benefits and Federal parity protections to millions of 
                Americans.

                Behavioral health is essential to overall health, and 
                recovery is a process through which individuals are 
                able to improve their wellness, live increasingly self-
                directed lives, and strive to fulfill their greatest 
                potential. During National Alcohol and Drug Addiction 
                Recovery Month, we reaffirm our belief that recovery 
                and limitless opportunity are within reach of every 
                single American battling substance use disorders, and 
                we continue our work to achieve this reality.

                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 2015 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 53444]]

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

[FR Doc. 2015-22327
Filed 9-2-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5