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Press Release Archive 2002

DECEMBER

December 16, 2002
Drug Czar Hails Significant Decline in Teen Drug Use, Youth Drug Use Hits "Lowest Level in Years"

NOVEMBER

November 19, 2002
White House Drug Czar Launches Campaign to Stop Drugged Driving

November 6, 2002
White House Drug Czar: Ballot Initiative Results "A Stunning Victory of Common Sense Over Pro-Drug Propaganda"

OCTOBER

October 25th, 2002
Estimated Poppy Cultivation in Afghanistan

October 22, 2002
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Emphasizes Importance of Parent-Child Communication to Prevent Drug Use

October 16, 2002
National Booksellers Team Up with Anti-Drug Campaign To Give Parents a “Read” On Drug-Free Kids

October 9, 2002
Statement by White House Drug Czar John Walters on the F.D.A.'s Approval of Buprenorphine

October 7, 2002
White House Drug Czar and Partnership for a Drug-Free America Release New Hard-Hitting Ads Highlighting the Dangers of Marijuana Use

SEPTEMBER

September 26, 2002
White House Drug Czar Awards $45.5 Million for Community Anti-Drug Coalition Grants

September 24, 2002
The TJX Companies, Inc. Includes Drug Prevention in Back-to-School Promotions

September 19, 2002
Hemispheric Drug Czars Conference Yields Positive Steps Toward Increased Hemispheric Counterdrug Cooperation

September 19, 2002
White House Drug Czar Supports Health Care Professionals’ Call for Substance Abuse Education and Training

September 17, 2002
White House Drug Czar and Public Health, Prevention and Parenting Leaders to Inform Parents about Harms of Marijuana

September 16, 2002
New Ads Link Marijuana Use and Violence

AUGUST

August 29, 2002
White House Drug Czar Releases Guide on Student Drug Testing

August 2, 2002
Drug Czar Hails Bipartisan Passage of Andean Trade Preference Act

August 1, 2002
Barry Crane Sworn in as ONDCP Deputy Director for Supply Reduction

JULY

July 31, 2002
White House Drug Czar to Testify Before Senate on Efforts to Help Native American Youth Avoid Drugs.

July 22, 2002
Drug Czar Releases Pulse Check Special Topic: Impact of September 11th on Drug Use Trends and Availability

July 17, 2002
Drug Czar Sees ‘Hopeful’ Signs in Annual PRIDE Survey

JUNE

June 27, 2002
Statement by White House Drug Czar on Supreme Court Decision Regarding Drug Testing in Public Schools

June 20, 2002
Mary Ann Solberg sworn in as ONDCP Deputy Director

June 5, 2002
Drug Czar: New Homeland Security Department Will Be “Very Helpful” to Anti-Drug Efforts

June 3, 2002
Drug Czar: "Release of Drug Kingpin List is Important Step Towards Disrupting Market for Illegal Drugs;" Praises Mexico for Recent Successes

MAY

May 31, 2002
Drug Czar & Safeway Team Up to Help Parents Raise Drug-Free Kids

May 30, 2002
White House Drug Czar Appoints Admiral Thomas Collins as United States Interdiction Coordinator

May 24, 2002
White House Drug Czar to Visit Miami

May 16, 2002
White House Drug Czar to Unveil American Indian Anti-Drug Advertising

APRIL

April 29, 2002
U.S. Drug Czar to Release Spanish Language National Drug Control Strategy

April 24, 2002
Drug Czar Testifies Before Senate Appropriations Subcommittee

April 23, 2002
Drug Czar Urges Passage of Andean Trade Preference Act

April 22, 2002
Deputy Director of ONDCP Confirmed by U.S. Senate

April 22, 2002
Senate Confirms ONDCP Deputy Director for Drug Supply Reduction

April 12, 2002
U.S. Senate Confirms ONDCP Deputy Director for State and Local Affairs Office

MARCH

March 7, 2002
Coca Cultivation in Colombia, 2001

March 5, 2002
ONDCP's National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign Web Site Receives Top Award

FEBRUARY

February 26, 2002
Drug Czar Announces Extension of Ads Linking Drugs, Terror

February 26, 2002
Drug Czar Supports Senator Joseph Biden and Representative Patrick Kennedy's Efforts to Educate Health Care Professionals About Substance Abuse

February 19, 2002
Drug Czar Calls On Nation’s Employers to Help Keep Kids Drug-Free

February 12, 2002
Press Briefing on the National Drug Control Strategy by the Director of ONDCP John Walters

February 11, 2002
Race Car Driver Jimmy Spencer Joins National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign to Help Keep Kids Off Drugs

February 6, 2002
ONDCP Applauds World Anti-Doping Agency's Work in Keeping Olympics Fair and Drug Free

February 3, 2002
National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign Links Drugs and Terror

JANUARY

January 28, 2002
Senate Confirms ONDCP Deputy Director for Drug Demand Reduction

January 23, 2002
Illegal Drugs Drain $160 Billion a Year from American Economy

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