New Drug Control Strategy Signals Policy Shift

May 12, 2010  |  

(BlackPoliticsOnTheWeb.com) — Four decades after President Richard Nixon declared a “war on drugs,” the White House on Tuesday announced a shift in national drug policy that would treat illegal drug use more as a public health issue and plunge more resources into prevention and treatment. The new drug control strategy boosts community-based anti-drug programs, encourages health care providers to screen for drug problems before addiction sets in and expands treatment beyond specialty centers to mainstream health care facilities.

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