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2010 National Strategy

President Barack Obama meets with Director of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske in the Oval Office, May 10, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The 2010 National Drug Control Strategy was developed by ONDCP with input from Federal, State, and local partners. It provides a collaborative and balanced approach that emphasizes community-based prevention, integration of evidence-based treatment into the healthcare system, innovations in the criminal justice system, and international partnerships to disrupt drug trafficking organizations.

Because nearly all Americans are impacted by the consequences of drug use, the Strategy is designed to be relevant at the local level. Whether you are a parent looking for information, a community member interested in treatment resources, a police officer or local elected official searching for new approaches to drug-related crimes, or someone who wants to know more about the Administration's drug policy, the National Drug Control Strategy will serve as a useful resource.

To the Congress of the United States

I am committed to restoring balance in our efforts to combat the drug problems that plague our communities. Drug use endangers the health and safety of every American, depletes financial and human resources, and deadens the spirit of many of our communities. While I am proud of the new direction described here, a well-crafted strategy is only as successful as its implementation. To succeed, we will need to rely on the hard work, dedication, and perseverance of every concerned American.

Barack Obama
The White House

Video Message from the Director

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About the Strategy

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Resources for State, Local and Tribal Partners

The Strategy and our shared efforts to reduce drug use and its effects can be successful only through collaborations with our partners.

In our continued effort to support and foster drug-free communities, ONDCP provides a number of additional online media and communications resources for our partners. Visit these links to find customizable posters and print ads, open letters to parents, and Public Service Announcements for your community:

Sign up for one or more of these email groups to be sure you're informed about the latest news and resources:

  • Community Prevention Listserv—a forum for prevention practitioners and Drug-Free Communities grant recipients to share ideas, ask questions, and create a shared sense of mission in the fight against drug abuse
  • The Anti-Drug Updates—your source for the latest news, materials, and partnership opportunities available through the Media Campaign

Resources for Parents

The Strategy is designed to support a number of programs in your area, including prevention, treatment, and law enforcement activities.

Parents and other adults can be a teen's greatest influence. If you are concerned that your teen may be using drugs or want more information on prevention, treatment, and recovery, please visit:

Resources for Youth

For many teens today, drug use is an important issue. Risky behaviors, including substance abuse, can lead to unwanted social consequences or damaging implications for future success.  The Above the Influence youth campaign empowers America's youth to reject drugs. 

To provide the youth you care about with up-to-date, relevant drug facts, localized activities, and teen-friendly resources, please visit:

Supporting Agencies

The Strategy was developed with input from State and local governments, non-governmental partners, policy makers, community-based organizations, practitioners, and academics. The thoughtful contributions of these groups have helped shape the Strategy's new, balanced approach.

We are collaborating with a number of Federal partners to implement the Strategy, including:

Stay Informed, Get Involved

Get the latest updates and participate in ongoing drug policy activities:

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