Biden releases first-year drug policy plan

President Joe Biden's administration focused on promoting recovery and reducing overdoses in its first-year drug policy plan, released April 1.

Below are the plan's seven priorities:

  1. Strengthening harm reduction programs

  2. Promoting racial equity

  3. Expanding access to addiction treatments, especially ones that treat opioid use disorder and overdoses

  4. Investing in youth substance use prevention efforts

  5. Reducing the illicit substance supply

  6. Expanding the addiction workforce and recovery-supportive workplaces

  7. Improving access to recovery services

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