GAO: Federal Anti-Drug Programs Failing

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U.S. government agencies have not made progress on achieving most of the goals articulated in the 2010 National Drug Control Strategy, federal officials said.

The strategy identified seven goals involved in reducing drug use among teens by 15 percent by 2015. The Government Accountability Office said the Office of National Drug Control Policy and other federal agencies had made progress toward one goal but no progress on four others as of March.

The GAO found there has been an increase in the rate of reported marijuana use, but that was offset by decreases in the rates of reported use of other drugs.

Drug abuse prevention and treatment programs are fragmented across 15 federal agencies and provide some overlapping services, which could result in duplication of efforts, the report said.

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