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Substance use disorder is a chronic disease from which people can and do recover. There are over 21 million people in recovery in the U.S. National Recovery Month is recognized each September and is an opportunity to celebrate individuals in recovery, educate the public, and combat stigma.
We urge you to send the below message to your members of Congress to encourage them to cosponsor the Honoring National Recovery Month Act (H.R. 2352/S. 1332), which would create a dedicated funding stream for National Recovery Month by authorizing $1 million annually for SAMHSA or a national organization to develop materials, distribute best practices, and lead activities related to National Recovery Month.
Cosponsor the Honoring National Recovery Month Act
Dear [Decision Maker],
I write to urge you to cosponsor the Honoring National Recovery Month Act (H.R. 2352/S. 1332), which would provide a dedicated funding stream to support National Recovery Month activities.
Individuals with substance use disorder can and do recover, and there are over 21 million people in the U.S. who are in recovery. During National Recovery Month, which is observed each September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), along with community partners, celebrates recovery, engages and educates the public on addiction and recovery, and combats stigma surrounding substance use disorders.The Honoring National Recovery Month Act would authorize $1 million annually for SAMHSA (or a national organization in an agreement with SAMHSA) to develop materials, distribute best practices, and lead activities related to National Recovery Month. It is the first bill introduced by the co-chairs of the newly formed Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force.
Thank you for your consideration. I hope you will cosponsor the Honoring National Recovery Month Act to ensure the continuation of important National Recovery Month activities and celebrate the millions of Americans in recovery from substance use disorder.