Substance abuse is one of the most prevalent social ills that have the capability to wreak havoc in a person’s life, destroy his family and put his whole community in danger. The National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month serves as an invitation to renew our commitment towards making a proactive effort in preventing alcohol and drug addiction.
US President George W. Bush has proclaimed September 2008 as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. In a statement released by the White House, the president expressed his support for the numerous efforts towards combating the issue of substance abuse. The month is also a call to recognize the efforts of the people who choose to be more courageous by overcoming their addictions to lead a better life.
The president admitted that substance abuse will need aggressive approaches. It is, after all, a serious social ill and one that would merit a series of strategies geared towards sufficiently addressing it. As part of the Administration’s efforts towards preventing the prevalence of the problem, the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign will continue projects geared towards educating children about the perils of drug addiction. The campaign also encourages parents and adults to look after the youth and protect them from the temptation of abusing prescription drugs. The president also called for the implementation of random drug-testing in various institutions including schools and workplaces and encouraged the establishment of drug-free community groups.
The First Lady Laura Bush also has plans of her own to combat substance abuse. She is currently the head of the Helping America’s Youth initiative a project that aims to help young people make healthy life choices with the help of concerned adults. The President, in his statement, also stressed the importance of the initiatives coming from families, teachers, law enforcers and religious groups saying that these efforts are vital to the success of the whole project.
The National Drug Control Strategy report is currently implementing policies towards disrupting the local market for illegal drugs. It is now working towards reducing, if not eradicating, the entry of illegal drugs into the country. The US government is also coordinating with other countries to address the pressing concern of drug trafficking.
Here at Miramar Recovery Center we offer an exclusive solace for people who want to overcome their addictions and lead a better way of life. We offer help and healing for the individual as well as for the relationships that were destroyed as a result of the addiction. Contact us through our helpline for more inquiries.