PRINTER'S NO.  4174

  

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA

  

HOUSE RESOLUTION

 

No.

900

Session of

2010

  

  

INTRODUCED BY DiGIROLAMO, McILVAINE SMITH, DAY, ADOLPH, BAKER, BELFANTI, BEYER, BISHOP, BOYD, BRADFORD, BRENNAN, BRIGGS, BUXTON, CALTAGIRONE, CAUSER, CHRISTIANA, CLYMER, COHEN, CUTLER, DALEY, DENLINGER, DePASQUALE, DONATUCCI, ELLIS, J. EVANS, EVERETT, FLECK, FREEMAN, GEORGE, GIBBONS, GILLESPIE, GINGRICH, GODSHALL, GOODMAN, GROVE, GRUCELA, HARHAI, HARKINS, HARRIS, HELM, HENNESSEY, HESS, M. KELLER, KILLION, KNOWLES, KORTZ, LONGIETTI, MAJOR, MANN, MARKOSEK, MARSICO, MILLARD, MILNE, MOUL, MURT, OBERLANDER, M. O'BRIEN, O'NEILL, PARKER, PASHINSKI, PHILLIPS, QUINN, REICHLEY, ROCK, ROSS, SAINATO, SANTONI, SAYLOR, SCAVELLO, SIPTROTH, K. SMITH, SONNEY, STERN, STEVENSON, SWANGER, TRUE, VULAKOVICH AND WATSON, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010

  

  

INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010  

  

  

  

A RESOLUTION

  

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Designating the month of September 2010 as "Alcohol and Drug

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Addiction Recovery Month" in Pennsylvania.

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WHEREAS, Alcoholism and drug addiction is a major public

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health problem in this Commonwealth and our nation; and

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WHEREAS, One in ten Pennsylvanians suffer from the disease of

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addiction; and

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WHEREAS, One in four families has a member with an alcohol or

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other drug addiction; and

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WHEREAS, The cost for the effects of untreated addiction is

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higher than the cost of heart disease and cancer; and

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WHEREAS, Addiction treatment is highly effective for youths

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and adults; and

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WHEREAS, Addiction treatment prevents fetal alcohol and drug

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syndrome and other addiction-related illness; and

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WHEREAS, Addiction treatment reduces crime and driving under

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the influence while improving safety in communities,

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neighborhoods and schools; and

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WHEREAS, Studies have repeatedly demonstrated that addiction

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treatment saves at least $7 for every $1 invested; and

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WHEREAS, The House of Representatives recognizes those who

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have lost their lives to addiction and the suffering of their

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bereaved families for which there is no measure; and

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WHEREAS, The House of Representatives commends the leadership

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and healing of self-help groups, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics

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Anonymous, groups for families and addiction treatment centers

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across this Commonwealth; and

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WHEREAS, Throughout the nation, the month of September is

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observed as "National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery

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Month"; and

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WHEREAS, The annual observance focuses on recovery and

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treatment and allows the Commonwealth and our neighborhoods to

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recognize the dignity of recovery and the benefits of addiction

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treatment services; therefore be it

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RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives designate the

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month of September 2010 as "Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery

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Month" in Pennsylvania.

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