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Celebrating 40 Years!September 10, 2015
The theme for Recovery Month 2015 is Join the Voices for Recovery: Visible, Vocal, Valuable!, which highlights the value of peer support in educating, mentoring, and helping others. The theme also invites individuals in recovery and their support systems to be catalysts and active change agents in communities, and in civic and advocacy engagements. It encourages individuals to start conversations about the prevention, treatment, and recovery of behavioral health conditions at earlier stages of life. (
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September 19
Penn's Landing, Philadelphia

Last year, 23,000 people joined the walk to celebrate recovery, making it the largest recovery activity in the nation.  With your support, this year will be even bigger!  Recovery Walks! highlights the positive impact of recovery on the region and gives hope to those struggling with addiction that thriving in recovery is possible.  

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  • Sign up to participate in the Unite to Face Addiction walk in Washington, DC, website
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August 21, 2015 
Written by Bill White

"...a disease needs to be transformed politically before it can be transformed scientifically." -Siddhartha Mukherjee,The Emperor of All Maladies (A Biography of Cancer)

Ladies and Gentlemen,
As you are quickly discovering, the effects of opioid addiction on individuals, families, and communities will be a recurring issue in the 2016 Presidential campaign. Addiction to prescription opioids and heroin is increasing in the United States and leaving in its wake legions of overdose deaths, families struggling to find effective remedies, and local community leaders under pressure to forge a public response to these tragedies.  As you campaign across the country, it will become clear that this epidemic is reaching into the most and least affluent and the most and least politically connected neighborhoods and families in this country.  As you campaign from city to city, affected families, friends, fellow students, co-workers, and employers are going to ask you a pointed question:  "What will you as President do to heal this bleeding wound within American communities?" 
Historically, political candidates in such circumstances have pledged their commitment to tougher drug laws, intensified international and domestic drug enforcement, expansion of existing approaches to treatment, and expanding prevention resources.  And yet these general approaches have neither prevented the rise of the current opioid addiction epidemic nor provided a sustainable framework for effective local responses to it. Leaving the prevention and broader drug supply policy issues aside for a moment, there are a number of science-grounded strategies that would offer support to the individuals and families caught in the net of this epidemic.  Based on my experience working on the front lines of this problem for nearly half a century, here are twelve answers I suggest you include in your response to the "What will you do?" question.         
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