The President's National Drug Control Strategy for 2004 focuses on three core priorities: stopping use before it starts, healing Americas drug users, and disrupting the market. The Strategy reports progress toward meeting the President's goals of reducing drug use by 10 percent over two years, and 25 percent over five years, highlighted by an 11 percent drop in drug use among young people, exceeding the two year goal. The non-medical use of prescription drugs has emerged in the last decade as a major problem. The Strategy highlights the importance of prescription monitoring, and physician training, and education programs to curb the abuse of prescription drugs. The 2004 Strategy also highlights a $23 million funding increase to support schools in their design and implementation of student drug testing, assessment, referral, and intervention programs.
Office of National Drug Control Policy: http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/policy/ndcs.html