National Recovery Month, 2022, 54305-54306 [2022-19301]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 6, 2022 / Presidential Documents 54305 Presidential Documents Proclamation 10436 of August 31, 2022 National Recovery Month, 2022 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Today, more than 20 million Americans are recovering from substance use disorder. Whether they are parents, children, siblings, neighbors, co-workers, or friends, many of us are close to someone working to overcome drug or alcohol addiction. In celebration of Americans on the road to recovery, this National Recovery Month we recommit to helping prevent substance use disorder, supporting those who are still struggling, and providing people in recovery with the resources they need to live full and healthy lives. When our fellow Americans recover from substance use disorder, our Nation becomes stronger and more resilient. Still, we recognize that the path to full recovery can be long and demanding. For many struggling with untreated addiction, securing reliable housing and long-term employment can be a challenge, restoring relationships can take time, and treatment and recovery services can be expensive and hard to find. These obstacles are amplified for Tribal and other underserved communities, including rural communities that must often travel farther to find care. Black and Brown Americans are also often subject to harsher penalties for addiction-related charges. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PREZ DOCS 5 My Administration is working to ensure that achieving and sustaining recovery is within reach for every American and that everyone has equal access to economic mobility and improved health. This year, we secured nearly $22 billion from the Congress to support drug prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and recovery support services, with a focus on underserved communities. With the additional $4 billion investment from our American Rescue Plan, my Administration is expanding recovery community organizations, recovery high schools, collegiate recovery programs, and recovery residences. These vital support networks allow people to balance healing with their everyday responsibilities. We are also advocating for recoveryready workplace policies across the public and private sectors to promote inclusive hiring, enable employers to assist in the recovery process, and help companies retain talent. And to incentivize new innovations, the Department of Health and Human Services is launching its first-ever behavioral health Recovery Innovation Challenge to award funding to peer-run and community-based programs that advance recovery and can be scaled nationwide. As I outlined in my State of the Union address this year, a key pillar of my Unity Agenda is beating the opioid epidemic. Drug overdoses have taken a heartbreaking toll on our country, and addressing untreated addiction is a key component of our National Drug Control Strategy. We also recognize that alcoholism remains one of the leading preventable causes of death in the United States. We owe it to the loved ones we have lost to overdose and addiction to ensure that fewer harmful substances—and particularly illegally manufactured synthetic drugs—reach our communities and that people have greater access to mental health and substance use disorder services. That is why I am calling for more Federal funding to equip law enforcement agencies with the resources they need to target drug trafficking at our border and disrupt traffickers’ financial networks. It is also why I am calling for a historic investment to transform behavioral health services VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:47 Sep 02, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06SED4.SGM 06SED4 54306 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 6, 2022 / Presidential Documents across America and help Americans receive the support they need and deserve. As we consider the work ahead, let us remember that there are many pathways to recovery and that overcoming substance use disorder is courageous and difficult. Let us also understand the importance of eliminating the stigmatization of addiction. I believe everyone who experiences substance use disorder is capable of achieving and sustaining recovery, and my Administration will support all Americans on this journey. This National Recovery Month, we thank peer recovery support professionals, counselors, addiction specialists, first responders, scientists, family members, and everyone who works tirelessly to help our fellow Americans recover from substance use disorder. We offer strength to our loved ones at every step of their recovery process. And we rededicate ourselves to protecting our families and communities so all Americans can enjoy health and happiness. NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., 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 2022 as National Recovery Month. I call upon all citizens, government agencies, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other groups to take action to promote recovery and improve the health of our Nation. 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Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 6, 2022 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 10436 of August 31, 2022

                
National Recovery Month, 2022

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Today, more than 20 million Americans are recovering 
                from substance use disorder. Whether they are parents, 
                children, siblings, neighbors, co-workers, or friends, 
                many of us are close to someone working to overcome 
                drug or alcohol addiction. In celebration of Americans 
                on the road to recovery, this National Recovery Month 
                we recommit to helping prevent substance use disorder, 
                supporting those who are still struggling, and 
                providing people in recovery with the resources they 
                need to live full and healthy lives.

                When our fellow Americans recover from substance use 
                disorder, our Nation becomes stronger and more 
                resilient. Still, we recognize that the path to full 
                recovery can be long and demanding. For many struggling 
                with untreated addiction, securing reliable housing and 
                long-term employment can be a challenge, restoring 
                relationships can take time, and treatment and recovery 
                services can be expensive and hard to find. These 
                obstacles are amplified for Tribal and other 
                underserved communities, including rural communities 
                that must often travel farther to find care. Black and 
                Brown Americans are also often subject to harsher 
                penalties for addiction-related charges.

                My Administration is working to ensure that achieving 
                and sustaining recovery is within reach for every 
                American and that everyone has equal access to economic 
                mobility and improved health. This year, we secured 
                nearly $22 billion from the Congress to support drug 
                prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and recovery 
                support services, with a focus on underserved 
                communities. With the additional $4 billion investment 
                from our American Rescue Plan, my Administration is 
                expanding recovery community organizations, recovery 
                high schools, collegiate recovery programs, and 
                recovery residences. These vital support networks allow 
                people to balance healing with their everyday 
                responsibilities. We are also advocating for recovery-
                ready workplace policies across the public and private 
                sectors to promote inclusive hiring, enable employers 
                to assist in the recovery process, and help companies 
                retain talent. And to incentivize new innovations, the 
                Department of Health and Human Services is launching 
                its first-ever behavioral health Recovery Innovation 
                Challenge to award funding to peer-run and community-
                based programs that advance recovery and can be scaled 
                nationwide.

                As I outlined in my State of the Union address this 
                year, a key pillar of my Unity Agenda is beating the 
                opioid epidemic. Drug overdoses have taken a 
                heartbreaking toll on our country, and addressing 
                untreated addiction is a key component of our National 
                Drug Control Strategy. We also recognize that 
                alcoholism remains one of the leading preventable 
                causes of death in the United States. We owe it to the 
                loved ones we have lost to overdose and addiction to 
                ensure that fewer harmful substances--and particularly 
                illegally manufactured synthetic drugs--reach our 
                communities and that people have greater access to 
                mental health and substance use disorder services. That 
                is why I am calling for more Federal funding to equip 
                law enforcement agencies with the resources they need 
                to target drug trafficking at our border and disrupt 
                traffickers' financial networks. It is also why I am 
                calling for a historic investment to transform 
                behavioral health services

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                across America and help Americans receive the support 
                they need and deserve.

                As we consider the work ahead, let us remember that 
                there are many pathways to recovery and that overcoming 
                substance use disorder is courageous and difficult. Let 
                us also understand the importance of eliminating the 
                stigmatization of addiction. I believe everyone who 
                experiences substance use disorder is capable of 
                achieving and sustaining recovery, and my 
                Administration will support all Americans on this 
                journey.

                This National Recovery Month, we thank peer recovery 
                support professionals, counselors, addiction 
                specialists, first responders, scientists, family 
                members, and everyone who works tirelessly to help our 
                fellow Americans recover from substance use disorder. 
                We offer strength to our loved ones at every step of 
                their recovery process. And we rededicate ourselves to 
                protecting our families and communities so all 
                Americans can enjoy health and happiness.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., 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 2022 
                as National Recovery Month. I call upon all citizens, 
                government agencies, private businesses, nonprofit 
                organizations, and other groups to take action to 
                promote recovery and improve the health of our Nation.

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

[FR Doc. 2022-19301
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