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Omnibus Drug Abuse Act

  • By: Jennifer L. Huck
  • In: Encyclopedia of Drug Policy
  • Edited by: Mark A. R. Kleiman & James E. Hawdon
  • Subject:Public Policy, Drug Crimes

The Omnibus Drug Abuse Act (PL 100–690) was signed into legislation on November 18, 1988, as the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. The Omnibus Drug Abuse Act (ODAA) established the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the Executive Office of the President. ODAA provided funding for substance abuse treatment and prevention programs with emphasis on intravenous drugs. Grant money was provided to the National Institute on Drug Abuse to research substance abuse treatment and prevention programs including anti-abuse prescription medication as well as the effects of drugs on fetuses. ODAA further authorized funding for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to aid in the apprehension of drug traffickers and the eradication of illicit drugs

Title I: Coordination of National Drug Policy

ODAA created the Office ...

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