The Pandemic(s) Are Not Over. It’s December! In the past I have written about many of the elements that guide communities to be “recovery ready.” Our alcohol and other drug crises present an opportunity. The recovery movement is strong and growing. Holiday season causes us to focus on children. For the children and all of us, the nation’s communities must face and overcome the evil crisis that is drug misuse and addiction. They must review and understand sustained recovery, harm reduction, and the benefit of less than total abstinence.