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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”
Today, ONDCP staff answered President Obama’s call to honor the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by making it a “day on” instead of a “day off.” We enjoyed a warm welcome from Clean and Sober Streets, long term residential drug and alcohol treatment and rehabilitation center in Washington, D.C.. We were honored to be welcomed into the home of many remarkable people in recovery and to learn about each of their experiences.
Dr. King committed his life to expanding opportunity for all Americans. He envisioned an America where service had the power to transform communities – a vision President Obama has fully embraced, and one that we are proud to embrace as well.
The residents of Clean and Sober Streets live and work together, support one another, and succeed in recovery together. Today, they demonstrated once again the power of recovery from substance use disorders – that treatment works, and that people can, and do, overcome substance use disorders.