The Biden-Harris Administration’s Statement of Drug Policy Priorities for Year One

From EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY: For Complete Post, Click Here…

These drug policy priorities—statutorily due to Congress by April 1st of an inaugural year—take a bold approach to reducing overdoses and saving lives.7 The priorities provide guideposts to ensure that the federal government promotes evidence-based public health and public safety interventions. The priorities also emphasize several cross-cutting facets of the epidemic, namely by focusing on ensuring racial equity in drug policy and promoting harm-reduction efforts. The priorities are:

• Expanding access to evidence-based treatment;
• Advancing racial equity issues in our approach to drug policy;
• Enhancing evidence-based harm reduction efforts;
• Supporting evidence-based prevention efforts to reduce youth substance use;
• Reducing the supply of illicit substances;
• Advancing recovery-ready workplaces and expanding the addiction workforce; and
• Expanding access to recovery support services.

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