The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is a part of the Executive Office of the President of the United States. It was founded in 1989, and its current director is Jim Carroll. During President Obama's administration, the ONDCP released a report about its national strategy to deal with illicit drug use, highlighting its main objectives.
The first objective is to strengthen efforts to prevent drug use in communities. This strategy is very much a campaign, using various methods of communication to inform communities about drug use. It targets the prevention of drug use before it begins, especially among young people, reducing drug use and the severe consequences it can have.
The second objective involves the integration of treatment for drug use into healthcare. Many organizations and healthcare professionals approach addiction as a disease: one that needs to be treated with medication and other forms of therapy. This objective seeks to...
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