ONDCP Director Gupta Issues Statement on Biden Administration’s Call to Action on the Overdose Epidemic

This week, Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Dr. Rahul Gupta forwarded a communication from The White House that outlined the Biden Administration’s comprehensive plan to address addiction and the country’s overdose epidemic. The plan’s components include:

  1. Increasing funding for public health and supply reduction
  2. Removing barriers to treatment
  3. Reducing harm and saving lives
  4. Stopping the trafficking of illicit drugs

The White House specifically mentioned the expansion of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program, and its Overdose Response Strategy, funded by ONDCP and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which brings together drug intelligence officers and public health analysts at the local and regional levels to share information and develop evidence-based intervention and support services that reduce overdoses

FACT SHEET: Addressing Addiction and the Overdose Epidemic | The White House