For the first time in the history of the Office of National Drug Control Policy demand and supply reduction efforts are funded at similar levels.
“Today, Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy, announced drug-related requests in the Obama Administration’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget. The President’s Budget, submitted to the U.S. Congress today, represents the first time in the history of the Office of National Drug Control Policy that federal funding to reduce the demand for drugs is funded at similar levels as funds to reduce the supply of drugs. The Administration’s request contains $15.8 billion in Federal funds for reducing drug use in the United States for fiscal year 2017 through prevention and treatment programs – an increase of nearly $1.1 billion over the fiscal year 2016 enacted level. Combined with supply reduction funding, a total of more than $31.1 billion dollars is requested for Federal drug control programs for 2017.”
Source: WhiteHouse.gov – February 9, 2016
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