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“National Recovery Month works to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of services providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible.”

Governor Phil Murphy
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“By seeking help, individuals who experience substance abuse disorders can embark on a new path toward improved health, well-being, and happy relationships, and lead more productive and fulfilling lives.”

Governor Mike Dunleavy
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“My administration will continue using every tool at our disposal to help individuals impacted by addiction and address the heart-wrenching toll overdoses have taken on communities across our state.”

Governor Kathy Hochul
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“This month, we renew our commitment to helping the people that are going through these challenges. We must continue the work of supporting our loved ones, neighbors, and friends struggling here in the CNMI. To our people in need, you are not alone. Whatever your struggle is, there are people out there willing to help.”

Governor Ralph DLG. Torres
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“Now is the time to eliminate the stigma that too often prevents individuals from seeking much-needed care, which can be done by raising awareness of mental health and substance use disorders and embodying our Wisconsin values of kindness, respect, empathy, and compassion.”

Governor Tony Evers
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“The impacts of the opioid epidemic have been and continue to be devastating to thousands of Utahns and their families.”

Governor Spencer Cox
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