National Drug Control Policy Law and Legal Definition

National Drug Control Policy formulates policies intended to reduce the use of drugs. The activity carried out by the National Drug Control Program to control the use of drugs is known as “demand reduction”. National drug control policy pursuant to 21 USCS § 1701, also facilitates demand reduction through the following programs:

1.drug abuse education;

2.drug abuse prevention;

3.drug abuse treatment;

4.drug abuse research;

5.drug abuse rehabilitation;

6.drug-free workplace programs;

7.drug testing, including the testing of employees;

8.interventions for drug abuse and dependence;

9.international drug control coordination and cooperation with respect to activities described in this paragraph; and

10.international drug abuse education, prevention, treatment, research, rehabilitation activities, and interventions for drug abuse and dependence.

National drug control policy also facilitates coordination and enhancement of federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement initiatives to gather, analyze, and disseminate information and law enforcement intelligence relating to drug control among domestic law enforcement agencies. It also seeks to promote comprehensive drug control strategies designed to reduce the demand for, and the availability of, illegal drugs.