As the US policy debate about drug abuse careens between old approaches that have led to incarceration of many for drug-related crimes and emerging ones that seek to legalize marijuana, the White House has released a new drug control policy (http://1.usa.gov/ZvNdGA) that administration officials describe as a “third way” to address substance abuse. The new strategy emphasizes evidence-based approaches to prevent and treat substance abuse disorders.
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The White House's new strategy on drug control aims to take a middle path that emphasizes treatment and recovery rather than the extremes of criminalization or legalization.
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