National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, 2015, 60265-60266 [2015-25478]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 192 / Monday, October 5, 2015 / Presidential Documents 60265 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9338 of September 30, 2015 National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Every day, millions of American families, friends, teachers, and community organizations work to ensure children have access to the support and resources needed to help prevent substance abuse. As we mark National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, we come together to acknowledge the role every person can play in preventing substance abuse and recommit to fostering a culture where all our people can live up to their fullest potential. Community partners in all corners of our country work to foster positive, safe environments in our towns and cities, and my Administration is committed to bolstering these efforts. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health plans offered through the Health Insurance Marketplace must include mental health and substance use disorder services. My Administration has also taken action to ensure that coverage for these services is comparable to coverage for medical and surgical benefits. Preventing substance abuse is a fundamental element of our National Drug Control Strategy and can only be accomplished by supporting parents, mentors, schools, and community members as they work to prevent substance abuse before it begins. Together, by promoting evidence-based prevention programs, we can provide individuals with the tools and information they need to make smart choices, avoid needless tragedy, and lead healthy, fulfilling lives. Alcohol and drug use can stand in the way of academic achievement, jeopardize school safety, and limit a young person’s possibilities. Additionally, thousands of Americans die each year from prescription drug overdose— and many can access these drugs in their own medicine cabinets at home. We must educate our children about the harms and risks associated with substance abuse. By talking with our sons and daughters early and often about the dangers of drug and alcohol use, we can help set them firmly on a path toward a brighter future. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D5 In the United States, no child’s dreams should be out of reach because the necessary encouragement and care were not accessible. As a Nation, as community members, and as American citizens, we have an obligation to help cultivate a society free from substance abuse. This month, let us resolve to model a healthy lifestyle for those around us, talk openly with our youth about the dangers of drug and alcohol use, and reach for a future where opportunity knows no bounds. 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 October 2015 as National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. I call upon all Americans to engage in appropriate programs and activities to promote comprehensive substance abuse prevention efforts within their communities. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:01 Oct 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05OCD5.SGM 05OCD5 60266 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 192 / Monday, October 5, 2015 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth. [FR Doc. 2015–25478 Filed 10–2–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:01 Oct 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05OCD5.SGM 05OCD5 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D5 Billing code 3295–F6–P

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 192 (Monday, October 5, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 60265-60266]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-25478]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 192 / Monday, October 5, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9338 of September 30, 2015

                
National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Every day, millions of American families, friends, 
                teachers, and community organizations work to ensure 
                children have access to the support and resources 
                needed to help prevent substance abuse. As we mark 
                National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, we come 
                together to acknowledge the role every person can play 
                in preventing substance abuse and recommit to fostering 
                a culture where all our people can live up to their 
                fullest potential.

                Community partners in all corners of our country work 
                to foster positive, safe environments in our towns and 
                cities, and my Administration is committed to 
                bolstering these efforts. Thanks to the Affordable Care 
                Act, health plans offered through the Health Insurance 
                Marketplace must include mental health and substance 
                use disorder services. My Administration has also taken 
                action to ensure that coverage for these services is 
                comparable to coverage for medical and surgical 
                benefits. Preventing substance abuse is a fundamental 
                element of our National Drug Control Strategy and can 
                only be accomplished by supporting parents, mentors, 
                schools, and community members as they work to prevent 
                substance abuse before it begins. Together, by 
                promoting evidence-based prevention programs, we can 
                provide individuals with the tools and information they 
                need to make smart choices, avoid needless tragedy, and 
                lead healthy, fulfilling lives.

                Alcohol and drug use can stand in the way of academic 
                achievement, jeopardize school safety, and limit a 
                young person's possibilities. Additionally, thousands 
                of Americans die each year from prescription drug 
                overdose--and many can access these drugs in their own 
                medicine cabinets at home. We must educate our children 
                about the harms and risks associated with substance 
                abuse. By talking with our sons and daughters early and 
                often about the dangers of drug and alcohol use, we can 
                help set them firmly on a path toward a brighter 
                future.

                In the United States, no child's dreams should be out 
                of reach because the necessary encouragement and care 
                were not accessible. As a Nation, as community members, 
                and as American citizens, we have an obligation to help 
                cultivate a society free from substance abuse. This 
                month, let us resolve to model a healthy lifestyle for 
                those around us, talk openly with our youth about the 
                dangers of drug and alcohol use, and reach for a future 
                where opportunity knows no bounds.

                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 October 2015 as 
                National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. I call upon 
                all Americans to engage in appropriate programs and 
                activities to promote comprehensive substance abuse 
                prevention efforts within their communities.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirtieth day of September, 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. 2015-25478
Filed 10-2-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F6-P