Office of National Drug Control Policy

Established in 1988 by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) seeks to promulgate policies, priorities, and objectives that will eradicate illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking in the United States. Through these efforts, the ONDCP seeks to reduce drug-related crime and violence and lessen drug-related health consequences. A component of the Executive Office of the President, the ONDCP is led by a director, known popularly as the “drug czar.” The ONDCP director evaluates, coordinates, and oversees both the domestic and international anti-drug efforts of executive branch agencies and works to ensure that such endeavors complement, supplement, and sustain state and local anti-drug activities. The director also advises the president of the United States regarding the organization, management, budgeting, ...

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