September marks the 14th annual National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. It is a time to increase awareness about substance abuse and to celebrate those who are making an effort to change. The observance is sponsored nationally by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Substance Abuse. The observance highlights the community benefits of treatment and promotes the message that recovery from all forms of substance abuse is possible. Today and Thursday, The Daily Astorian looks at how drug and alcohol abuse affects local law enforcement and the addicts' road to recovery.

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