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Latest Office of National Drug Control Policy Stories

2010-06-08 16:30:00

PORTLAND, Ore., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Portland teens are part of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) new, nationwide campaign encouraging teens to engage in a conversation about the positive and negative pressures that influence their decisions. The Influence Project is part of a new emphasis on teens who are central to the anti-drug teen brand, Above the Influence. This emphasis includes hearing directly from teens about what they do to resist drug use and...

2010-06-07 15:30:00

BRONX, New York, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) today launches a new, nationwide campaign encouraging teens to engage in a conversation about the positive and negative pressures that influence their decisions. The Influence Project is part of a new emphasis on teens who are central to the anti-drug teen brand, Above the Influence. This emphasis includes hearing directly from teens about what they do to resist drug use and stay...

2010-06-06 22:56:00

WASHINGTON, June 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Press Club 'MORNING NEWSMAKER' News Conference Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 10 a.m. National Press Club (Zenger Room) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO ) The Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) ANTONIO MARIA COSTA and The...

2010-05-26 11:25:00

WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former White House Drug Policy Spokesman Robert Weiner and Yusuf Hassan, a Senior Policy Analyst at Robert Weiner Associates, have called for professional golf superstar Tiger Woods and all major athletes to be tested for drugs in an op-ed in the Charlotte Observer. "At the White House last month, we asked Apolo Anton Ohno, the eight-time Olympic medalist speed skater if sports like baseball and golf should have the same stringent drug testing...

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2010-05-12 06:00:00

US President Barack Obama, in an attempt to curb drug use in young adults, released a new anti-drug campaign Tuesday that will put greater emphasis on prevention and treatment of the problem. The plan calls for a reduction of 15 percent in the rate of drug use by chronic drug abusers and youths. The plan is also seeking to cut 15 percent of drug induced deaths by 2015. Obama also wants drug use in young adults, and the incidence of driving under the influence of drugs, cut by 10 percent in...

2010-05-11 15:46:00

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Releases 2010 Drug Control Strategy WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) applauds the release of the Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) 2010 Drug Control Strategy. The 2010 Drug Control Strategy has an increased focus on demand reduction initiatives by expanding access to addiction treatment and prevention services in the public, private and criminal...

2010-05-11 16:10:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), home of McGruff the Crime Dog, applauds the new national drug control strategy by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) for its focus on prevention and increased collaboration with law enforcement and public safety organizations. "The protection and safety of our nation's children and youth are high priorities for our organization," said Ann M. Harkins, NCPC President and CEO. "We...

2010-04-28 11:48:00

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske today unveiled a new anti-methamphetamine (meth) ad campaign tailored for Indian Country, launched in New Mexico and in 14 other states with the largest Native American populations. Director Kerlikowske was joined by Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Larry Echo Hawk; Southwest Area Vice President of the National Congress of...

2010-01-12 07:10:00

PISGAH FOREST, N.C., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov), prescription drug abuse is more prevalent than abuse of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. In fact, in the past year, prescription drug abuse ranked second only to marijuana use. In the face of this growing problem, Pisgah Labs, Inc. (http://www.pisgahlabs.com) has just filed its eighth patent application on a technology that promises to curb...

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2009-12-15 06:05:00

Marijuana is becoming increasingly popular with teens in the US, as they smoke less cigarettes and slow down on binge drinking and the use of methamphetamines, according to a survey released Monday by White House drug expert Gil Kerlikowske. Prescription pain pills and attention-deficit-drugs have also become a popular way to get high, according to the 35th annual "Monitoring the Future" survey of 47,097 8th, 10th and 12th grade students by the University of Michigan for the National...