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Today, the Senate voted to confirm Gil Kerlikowske to be the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a role to which he will be transitioning over the next several days. Once the transition is complete, Deputy Director Michael Botticelli will take on the role of Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy.
The President has released a budget that lays out a vision for how to create opportunity for all Americans, investing in items that will grow the economy, create jobs, increase skills training and improve education – all while continuing long term deficit reduction.
With the amount of media attention on overdoses right now, it's important to know the basics about the epidemic.
For far too many Americans, opportunity is dimmed by addiction--approximately 100 people die every day from drug overdoses across the country, and millions more struggle with substance use disorders. Now, GRAMMY-award winning musician Macklemore is helping raise awareness by opening up about his own struggle with addiction and his life in recovery.
Yesterday, a life was saved in Staten Island. After arriving at the scene of an opioid overdose, a local law enforcement officer administered the overdose-reversal drug, naloxone, to an unresponsive victim. He was revived, thanks to the officer – and the naloxone he carried as part of the New York Police Department’s pilot program to train 180 officers to administer the overdose reversal drug.
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 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
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
While drug addiction respects no geographic, ethnic, economic, or social boundaries, there are some specific populations that deserve focused efforts, including