National Drug Control Policy Supports Treatment and Prevention

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ondcpA few weeks ago the President unveiled the latest goals of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). The 2013 strategy includes a greater recognition that more efforts and resources should continue to be spent on areas such as addiction treatment and substance abuse prevention.

With more community-based programs that support various forms of interventions, including drug courts and other diversion programs, there is a greater understanding that we cannot police or incarcerate our way out of addiction.

ONDCP Director Gil Kerlikowske claims the strategy was developed in a collaborative process that included input from those in the Federal Government, members of Congress, and most importantly from citizens throughout the country.

One of the results of this was the recommendation of increasing access to treatment, and the budget for 2014 includes a request for $1.4 billion more in that area over 2012. With treatment hopefully being more accessible through increased funding and insurance coverage, there continues to be a greater need for effective intervention practices.

If you are seeking help for yourself or a loved one, contact us today for more information about drug and alcohol intervention services.

Mike Loverde

As a Certified Intervention Professional (CIP), member of NAATP, NAADAC, and accredited by the Pennsylvania Certification Board, Mike Loverde knows first-hand what it’s like to live life with addiction. By overcoming it, he had a calling to work with others who struggle with drug and alcohol addictions—the people who use and the families who feel helpless watching them decay.

With thousands of interventions across the United States done and many more to come, Loverde continues to own the intervention space, since 2005, by working with medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists and others who need expert assistance for their patients who need intervention. To further his impact on behavioral health and maximize intervention effectiveness, Loverde is near completion of a Masters in Addiction Studies (MHS) accreditation, as well as a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC), and is committed to attaining the designation of a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

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