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National Drug Control Strategy

In an effort to combat drug use, the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1998 established the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to oversee the country's domestic and international drug control policies. The ONDCP issues an annual National Drug Control Strategy (NDCS) report, which details efforts designed to prevent and reduce the production, distribution, use, and impact of illegal drugs. The NDCS has two main goals: (1) to decrease the availability of drugs in the United States, which is referred to as "supply reduction," and (2) to prevent and treat the use of illicit drugs to reduce the number of users, which together comprise "demand reduction." The objectives and procedures discussed in each yearly NDCS report describe the responsibilities and coordinate the activities ...

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