A 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.