The current U.S. President, Joe Biden, will unveil a new strategy for dealing with drug addiction and overdoses that aims to expand access to medications for opioid overdoses, increase funding for law enforcement, and expand sanctions against traffickers.
The Biden administration wants to take action on a worsening U.S. opioid crisis, which fueled more than an estimated 106,854 drug overdose deaths in the year to November 2021. That is a 15.6% increase from the same period a year earlier, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.
The National Drug Control Strategy seeks to double treatment admissions for populations that are most at risk of overdose deaths and ensure universal access to medications for opioid use disorder by 2025.
The Biden administration also aims to triple the number of drug traffickers it sanctions and increase border security.
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