Nation’s 2011 Drug Control Strategy Released

​Last week, National Drug Control Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske released the Obama Administration’s 2011 National Drug Control Strategy.

Among the strategy’s goals are reducing prescription drug abuse and “drugged” driving. The strategy also highlights the importance of drug-free workplace programs in reducing the demand for drugs throughout our nation and in helping drug users get treatment.
According to the publication, prescription drug abuse is the nation’s fastest growing drug problem. The Administration has published a separate document, Epidemic: Responding to America’s Prescription Drug Crisis, which outlines a comprehensive strategy to educate parents, prescribers, and patients about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

“The Obama Administration’s concerns seem to mirror those of our members,” says MSEC attorney Curtis Graves. “In particular, drugged driving is becoming a major issue in states that permit medical marijuana, such as Colorado.”