President Requests Historic Levels of Funding for Public Health Responses to Illicit Drug Use

Washington, D.C. – Today, Michael Botticelli, Acting Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, announced drug-related requests in the Obama Administration’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget. The President’s Budget, submitted to the U.S. Congress today, contains over $12 billion in Federal funds for reducing drug use in the United States for fiscal year 2016 through prevention and treatment programs – an increase of more than $768 million over the fiscal year 2015 enacted level.  Combined with supply reduction funding, a total of nearly $27.6 billion dollars was requested for Federal drug control programs for 2016. Read more.