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The Recovery Month team shares the latest news and announcements related to increasing awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders.

Latest News

Help Decorate the ONDCP Christmas Tree with stories of recovery and in memory of ones lost to substance use disorders

The Office of National Drug Control Policy is asking for assistance in decorating a Christmas Tree in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building to recognize the millions of Americans who are impacted by substance use, celebrating recovery and commemorating those we have lost to substance use.  This effort will provide all members of the White House staff the opportunity to learn some of your stories.

Either share your story or the story of your family in one of two ways:

Celebrating Recovery: Send us a photo (shoulders up preferred) of yourself or of an important person in your life who is celebrating recovery.  In addition to the photo, please include the following information:

---- Their First Name
---- Home State
---- Current Age
---- Years of Recovery
---- What the individual is proud of/ celebrating this year

Please note, by sharing stories, names, and photos, with ONDCP you are representing that you have obtained the consent from that person to have these details shared publicly.

Remembering Those We Have Lost: Send us a photo (shoulders up preferred) of a loved one who isn't with you because of addiction and substance use.  In addition to the photo, please include the following information:

---- Their First Name
---- Home State
---- Birth and Passing Years
---- A sentence about how you most want them to be remembered
---- Any other information you wish to share

Please share your submissions to no later than Friday, December 8 – cannot guarantee submissions received over the weekend will be included .

Contest winner announced
The 2016 International "In My Own Words..." essay contest winners are announced (PDF | 178 KB).

Ramstad/Kennedy Award
Cassandra Price selected as the Ramstad/Kennedy Award for Outstanding Leadership 2017 honoree (PDF | 123 KB).

Addiction Medicine recognized
In 2016, the American Board of Medical Specialties formally recognized Addiction Medicine as a new subspecialty. Today, medical professionals react.

Stylebook clarifies language
The new AP Stylebook declares “addict” should no longer be used as a noun. Read the article about the change and what language experts have to say.

Last Updated: 12/07/2017