September 2011: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

Date:  September 01, 2011  -  September 30, 2011
Time: All Day Event
WHEREAS, according to the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 23.5 million citizens throughout the country age 12 and older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem; and,


WHEREAS, addiction is a chronic, and often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive alcohol and drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the addicted individual and those around him or her; and,


WHEREAS, substance abuse remains the major cause of many social and community concerns including child abuse, homelessness, criminal activities and motor vehicle accidents; and,


WHEREAS, during this month, we join with the Michigan Department of Community Health and various community networks to raise awareness of recovery-oriented systems of care working to prevent and treat alcohol and drug addiction in our state;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim September 2011 as Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month in Michigan.