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The White House Proclamation on National Youth Substance Use Prevention Month

Publication Date: Oct 06, 2021

October is National Youth Substance Use Prevention Month. Read President Biden's proclamation below.

 

A Proclamation on National Youth Substance Use Prevention Month, 2021

SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

Far too many families across our Nation have been impacted by addiction and the overdose epidemic.  In 2020, more than 93,000 people died from an overdose — 93,000 families forced to bury a piece of their souls.  The impact of this crisis echoes in communities across the Nation, in the empty chairs in classrooms and around kitchen tables.  During National Youth Substance Use Prevention Month, we reaffirm our commitment to helping America’s youth overcome this epidemic and lead healthy, fulfilling lives. 

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