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Accession Number PB2013-108767
Title National Drug Control Strategy, 2013.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 104p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The Presidents inaugural 2010 National Drug Control Strategy laid out a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to reducing drug use and its consequences in the United States. In doing so, the Administration charted a third way in drug policy, a path that rejects the opposing extremes of legalization or a law enforcement-only war on drugs. Rather, the Strategy pursues a 21st century approach to drug policy that balances public health programs, effective law enforcement, and international partnerships. This third way is rooted in the knowledge that drug addiction is a disease of the brainone that can be treated, recovered from, and, most importantly, prevented. It represents the future of drug policy not just in the United States, but all over the world. In May 2012, the United States presented a document to the international community that sets forth the principles upon which the Administrations approach to drug policy is based. The Principles of Modern Drug Policy was released at the 3rd World Forum Against Drugs, a gathering of international drug policy leaders and nongovernmental organizations hosted in Stockholm by the Government of Sweden. The Principles document represents a commitmentand an invitation to nations around the globeto adopt modern approaches to address the world drug problem. It emphasizes the importance of recognizing that drug addiction is a chronic disease of the brain and that drug policies should be balanced, compassionate, and humane. To effectively address the disease, prevention, treatment, and recovery support services should be integrated into health care systems. The Principles document reaffirms that respect for human rights is an integral component of drug policy and recognizes that the best way to reduce the substantial harms associated with drugs is to reduce drug use itself. It supports the use of modern approaches to the drug problem, to include the expansion of medication-assisted therapies for drug treatment and criminal justice reforms such as alternatives to incarceration that break the cycle of drug use, crime, incarceration, and re-arrest. Finally, the Principles of Modern Drug Policy addresses the drug problem as a shared responsibility among nations, reaffirming support for the three United Nations drug conventions and calling for international cooperation to counter transnational organized crime and protect citizen security.
Keywords Drug control
Drug trafficking
Drug treatment programs
Drug users
Federal government
Health care
Illegal drugs
Illicit drugs
Information systems
Interdiction programs
International partnerships
Law enforcement
Substance abuse

Source Agency The White House Office
Office of National Drug Control Policy
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
43D - Police, Fire, & Emergency Services
44 - Health Care
Corporate Author Office of National Drug Control Policy, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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