Following in the footsteps of chemical dependency advocate Betty Ford, White House Drug Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske plans to present steps Monday to help remove the stigma of drug addiction and expand access to treatment services nationwide.
In light of increasing research identifying drug addiction as a chronic brain disease, the speech aims to reframe the issue to the American people in the hope of building community support and, according to the White House, reorient the government’s drug policy approach by “proposing alternatives to a law enforcement centric ‘war on drugs.'”
The speech will occur at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California.
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