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  • Updated Infographic: Overdose Prevention, State by State

    This August, we released an infographic showing states (and the District of Columbia) with laws allowing for the prescribing and administration of naloxone and/or criminal protections for bystanders who seek emergency assistance. Since then, even more states have enacted such laws, and we have updated the infographic to reflect current state laws as of December 2014.

  • New Data Announced: Declines in Teen Opioid, Cigarette and Alcohol Use

    Today, Acting Director Michael Botticelli joins Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse along with Dr. Lloyd Johnston and Dr. Richard Miech of the University of Michigan to announce the results of the 2014 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey. The survey, conducted earlier this year by scientists at the University of Michigan, tracks annual drug use and attitudes among 8th, 10th, and 12th-grade students. There is good news in the data announced today, which reflect declines in youth drug and alcohol use across the board.

  • Preventing Drugged Driving is as Important as Preventing Drunk Driving

    During National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, join the Office of National Drug Control Policy in raising awareness about the dangers of drugged driving.

  • Watch: Webinar on the DEA’s Final Rule on Disposal of Control Substances

    Watch a webinar hosted by ONDCP and DEA for community agencies looking to implement drug disposal programs.

  • Guest Post: Sheri Jones on Youth Prevention

    I grew up in Montgomery, Alabama, a place where historical roots run deep. A stroll through town was like walking through a history book. With every step I took, I thought about the days when great leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Congressman John Lewis marched on these same sidewalks for justice and freedom.

National Drug Control Strategy

Drug use affects every sector of society, straining our economy, our healthcare and criminal justice systems, and endangering the futures of young people. While many challenges remain, overall drug use in the United States has dropped substantially over the past thirty years.

To build on this progress and support a public health approach to drug control outlined in the Strategy , the Obama Administration has committed over $10 billion drug education programs and support for expanding access to drug treatment for addicts. Learn about the Obama Administration’s balanced public health and safety approach to reducing drug use and its consequences in America. Read more


Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse is the Nation's fastest-growing drug problem and has been classified as an epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn more about this public health threat and comprehensive, government-wide actions being taken by the Administration to reduce prescription drug abuse. Read more

Drugged Driving

Americans are all-too familiar with the terrible consequences of drunk and distracted driving. An emerging body of research shows that drugged driving is also a serious threat to public safety. Learn more about this issue and what the Administration is doing to encourage safe driving. Read more


Preventing drug use before it begins is a cost-effective, common-sense approach to promoting safe and healthy communities. The Administration is working with Federal, state, local, and tribal partners, as well as community grantees, to educate teens on healthy choices and to prevent drug use before it starts. Read more

Special Populations

While drug addiction respects no geographic, ethnic, economic, or social boundaries, there are some specific populations that deserve focused efforts, including

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October is National Substance Abuse Month