Prescription Drug Abuse Action Plan
Prescription drug abuse is the Nation's fastest growing drug problem. Although we must carefully balance the need to minimize abuse of pharmaceuticals with the need to maximiaze safe and legitimate access to these products, the Administration has made reducing prescription drug abuse a national priority. ONDCP's action plan, Epidemic: Responding to America’s Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis, outlines Administration effortsin four major areas including: education, monitoring, proper medication disposal, and enforcement. Read the Action Plan to learn more (PDF).
Increasing Security along the Southwest Border
Since the Obama Administration launched the Southwest Border initiative in March of 2009, the Federal government has devoted an unprecedented amount of personnel, technology and infrastructure to the Southwest border. Still, drug trafficking across the Southwest border still remains an acute threat to our homeland security and one of our top drug control priorities. Read the 2011 National Southwest Border Counternarcotics Strategy to learn more about the Administration’s plan to increase security along the southwest border.
Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime
Globalization, expanding transportation networks, and rapidly improving communications technology have enabled criminal groups to diversify their illicit businesses and broaden their reach. The Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime provides a comprehensive plan that will assist in disrupt drug trafficking and its facilitation of other transnational threats.
National Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy
The National Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy expands intelligence sharing, enhances international collaboration, and coordinates efforts to disrupt and dismantle drug trafficking organizations seeking to exploit the U.S.-Canada border. Learn more about the strategy.