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How to reduce drug use in America: New White House plan

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While the U.S. is battling drug smuggling from Mexico and other nations, the reality is drugs flow to this country because there is a demand for the stuff. A big part of the war on drugs strategy is reducing U.S. demand, and on Monday the White House unveiled its latest plan.


The 2011 National Drug Control Strategy serves as the Nation's blueprint for reducing drug use and its consequences. Continuing our collaborative, balanced, and science-based approach, the 2011 National Drug Control Strategy emphasizes drug prevention and early intervention programs in healthcare settings, diverting non-violent drug offenders into treatment instead of jail, funding more scientific research on drug use, expanding access to substance abuse treatment, and supporting those in recovery.

Read the 2011 strategy here...

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