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Dixon proclaims September Addict Recovery Month

Jenkins Mayor D. Charles Dixon has issued a proclamation designating September as in National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.

The proclamation says “substance abuse is a serious problem and as many as 53 percent of Americans say that addition to alcohol or other drugs has had an impact on them at some point in their lives, whether it as the addiction of a friend or family member or another experience, such as their own personal addiction.”

The document continues, “22.2 million people in the United States faced substance abuse issues in the past year, and all deserve to experience the many benefits of treatment and recovery. We need to recognize the achievements of those who seek treatment services and celebrate their successes, and we have to ensure that treatment services are readily available to those who need them.

“It is critical that we educate community members and local businesses about the substantial benefits of treatment, and by taking steps to address it, as well as provide support for the families and children of those struggling with addictions, we can save lives and proactively address substance abuse issues in workplace and other environments.

“To achieve this goal, Operation UNITE, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy invite all residents of the City of Jenkins to participate in National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (September).”

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