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National Drug Control Budget Supports Treatment and Prevention

On Wednesday, April 10, President Obama announced the largest requested percentage increase in federal funding for drug treatment in over two decades.
The President’s Budget requests a $1.5 billion increase for treatment and prevention services, over the fiscal year 2012 level.
Please take a moment to review the funding highlights:

  • $76.8 million will fund grants made directly to approximately 605 community‐based coalitions (including 139 new grants) focusing on preventing youth substance use
  • President Obama’s drug budget calls for $1.5 billion increase for drug treatment and prevention over fiscal year 2012.
  • The budget calls for largest requested percentage increase in drug treatment funding in over two decades.
  • The total amount requested for treatment and prevention is $10.7 billion.