H.J.Res.217 - Designating the month of September 1989, as "National Alcohol and Drug Treatment Month".101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Fauntroy, Walter E. [D-DC-At Large] (Introduced 03/23/1989)|
|Committees:||House - Post Office and Civil Service|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/29/1989 Referred to the Subcommittee on Census and Population. (All Actions)|
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HJ 217 IH 101st CONGRESS 1st Session H. J. RES. 217 Designating the month of September 1989 as `National Alcohol and Drug Treatment Month'. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES March 23, 1989 Mr. FAUNTROY (for himself and Mrs. MORELLA) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service JOINT RESOLUTION Designating the month of September 1989 as `National Alcohol and Drug Treatment Month'. Whereas alcohol and drug abuse and dependence are major public health problems that are preventable and treatable; Whereas the economic costs to society of alcohol and other drug abuse in 1983 alone were over $176,000,000,000; Whereas the treatment of alcohol and other drug abuse provides an effective means toward independence from substance dependence and is a necessary element in solving the problems associated with such abuse; Whereas more than 1/3 of the families of the Nation are affected by alcoholism, and an estimated 10,000,000 Americans are problem drinkers or alcoholics; Whereas alcohol abuse during pregnancy is one of the leading causes in the Nation of mental retardation in infants and is the only preventable cause; Whereas over 70 percent of the pediatric Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) cases are related to intravenous drug use by one or both parents of the infant; Whereas drug abuse treatment is an effective way of preventing the spread of AIDS among intravenous drug abusers; Whereas alcoholism and drug dependence are illnesses requiring prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation through the assistance and cooperation of a broad range of Federal, State, and local health, law enforcement, and social service agencies, families, employers, employees, and organizations concerned about alcohol and other drug abuse; and Whereas although treatment on request is an urgent national goal, the existing waiting lists highlight the need for an increase in the availability and quality of alcohol and other drug treatment services: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the month of September 1989 is designated as `National Alcohol and Drug Treatment Month'. The President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe that month with appropriate ceremonies and activities.