At the end of August 2022, President Joseph Biden sent out a proclamation for recovery month. In his proclamation, he included, “we recommit to helping prevent substance use disorder.” As the work we do is centered on prevention, we are glad to see prevention included in this proclamation. We are grateful for the recognition of health disparities in the United States including disproportionate impacts on indigenous communities and people of color, including less access to care and greater criminalization. Thank you for putting funding into prevention, harm reduction, and treatment services!
Visit recoverymonth.net for more information and resources. In the words of one of our coalition members, Sherron Bristol, “Life happens to all of us. We’re all recovering from something.” Recovery is for everyone.