City of Newport Beach Proclamation
Whereas, on behalf of the citizens of Newport Beach I am pleased to join Narconon Southern California in celebrating September 2002 as National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month in Newport Beach; and
Whereas, acknowledging September 2002 offers individuals in the substance abuse treatment community an opportunity to educate the public and policymakers about effectiveness of treatment, both societal and financial; and
Whereas, substance use and abuse is a major public health problem that affects millions of Americans of all ages, races, and ethnic backgrounds and in all communities and which has a huge medical, societal, and economic cost; and
Whereas, thousands of health care providers have dedicated their lives to the recovery process and to the education of the public about alcoholism, drug dependence and treatment issues; and
Whereas, the U.S. Department of Health Services Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Narconon Southern California invite all residents of Newport Beach to participate in National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.
Now, Therefore, I, Tod W. Ridgeway, Mayor of the City of Newport Beach, hereby proclaim the month of September, 2002, as
NATIONAL ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTION RECOVERY MONTH
In Newport Beach, and encourage all citizens to support this year's theme - "Join the Voices of Recovery: A Call to Action" - by supporting men, women and youth who are in drug and alcohol addiction treatment and recovery and their families.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Newport Beach to be affixed this twenty-seventh day of August, 2002.
Tod W. Ridgeway