Are Drugs Today Really Cheaper, Purer, and More Available Than Ever? Blog by Rafael Lemaitre Communications Director, The Office of National Drug Control Policy

“You’ve probably heard this claim: Despite decades of effort, we’ve failed to make any significant progress in reducing drug use in this country. Some critics go so far as to say that “illegal drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today” than ever before. This is a compelling argument and a powerful sound bite, to be sure. There’s just one problem: It’s not true.

So what do the data show? Simply put, our national drug problem is substantially smaller than it used to be, and progress continues to be made.”

Source: – February 12, 2013