A renewed focus on drug prevention is a major component of the Obama Administration's effort to implement a public health approach to reducing drug use and its consequences. Research shows that preventing drug use before it begins is a cost-effective, common-sense approach to promoting safe and healthy communities. Through efforts such as the Drug Free Communities (DFC) program, the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, and Strategic Prevention Framework-State Incentive Grants, ONDCP is helping to translate the concept of prevention into effective action at the local level.
Prevention in Action
ONDCP has a number of ongoing activities related to prevention, including action items outlined in the 2010 and 2011 National Drug Control Strategy, participating on the National Prevention Council, and ongoing programs with our Federal partners. Learn more about ONDCP's prevention activities