Recovery Month Isn’t Enough
September kicks off National Recovery Month with this year marking the 27th annual recovery month. This is the time we celebrate those who have taken their lives back from addiction and reach out to those who have lost someone they love and offer our support. A month dedicated to all those who deal with addiction, including the families, staff at recovery centers, addicts and those in recovery alike.
This year’s recovery month is more important than ever with drug addiction and overdose being the worst it has been in American history. Just this month the Center for Disease Control announced there was again a rise in overdose deaths in America, with 64,070 people dying from an overdose in 2016.
In response to this, the federal government has been working to combat the large-scale issue of addiction in this country. In a proclamation at the beginning of the month, President Trump had this to say,
“Solving our Nation's drug and alcohol problems requires both a strong public health response and a strong public safety response that stems the flow of illicit drugs into our communities. I have, therefore, requested $2.6 billion in my 2018 budget proposal for border security and infrastructure that will improve our ability to protect Americans and the homeland from the dangers of drug trafficking.”—President Trump
Now more than ever, Recovery Month is important to everyone in our country. This was not created by one person and it will not be solved by just a few of us. Find out what you can do to support those in your community, whether it is getting involved with drug education or donating to recovery groups across the country. There is more every one of us can do to help those who need drug and alcohol rehab.
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