Gov. Tony Evers
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Gov. Evers Proclaims April 3, 2019 ‘Recovery Alignment Day’ in Wisconsin

"This day signifies that we must use every pathway available to treat addiction."

By - Apr 3rd, 2019 02:39 pm

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers proclaimed April 3, 2019 as ‘Recovery Alignment Day’ throughout Wisconsin. Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes presented the proclamation on behalf of the governor at an event in the Capitol rotunda.

‘Recovery Alignment Day’ is an effort by Gov. Evers to acknowledge that with commitment and support, people who experience substance use disorders can recover and live healthy lives.

“This day signifies that we must use every pathway available to treat addiction,” Gov. Evers said. “Putting treatment, public safety, harm reduction and prevention under a broad recovery umbrella will help Wisconsin sustain the long-term health and well-being of all our individuals, families and communities.”

Gov. Evers’ budget includes increased funding to intervention services, stabilization facilities and school-based mental health programs.

“We want to make sure resources are available and accessible to everyone,” Lt. Gov. Barnes said.  “Regardless of a person’s background or ZIP code, all Wisconsinites deserve a path to recovery and wellness.”

The first-annual ‘Recovery Alignment Day’ was hosted by Wisconsin Voices for Recovery. The event highlighted legislative efforts, recovery services and resources available to communities around Wisconsin.

View the proclamation here.

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