Check out NY Times, Dec. 7th, 2009,  Addiction on Two Fronts; Work and Home. …”His son had been dead from an overdose only three months when A. Thomas McLellan, among the nation’s leading researchers on addiction, got a call from the office of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. …” (excerpt). Deputy director McLellan of ONDCP, Office of National Drug Control Policy,  knows addiction from all angles and advocates re-directing  resources   from  demand reduction efforts not reaping big gains to prevention and treatment.  The latest figures from his office estimate 25 million alcoholics and addicts, comprising about 8% of the population.  Less than 1 in 10 of these receive treatment.  The ONDCP office’s immediate goal is to triple that number.  Look for an upcoming February 2010, drug policy strategy statement.     Link from Jon R.

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