HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 1.5 - Reduce the Abuse and Illicit Use of Drugs


How We Will Accomplish Our Objective

We will provide science-based information on Hypodermic needlesthe effects of drug use and on effective prevention and treatment strategies to health professionals, states, communities, and the public.

We will conduct anti-drug education campaigns targeted at high-risk groups and delivered through networks of community-based organizations and health care providers.

We will help states and communities develop drug prevention and treatment services at the community level, including a targeted capacity expansion strategy to address treatment gaps in communities with serious, emerging drug problems. Other priorities include:

1.5 Implementation Strategies
  • Information Dissemination
  • Education Campaigns
  • Drug Prevention/Treatment Services
  • Monitoring Trends
  • Research
  • community drug abuse prevention programs, especially programs targeted at vulnerable populations.

  • community outpatient treatment, methadone programs, and residential treatment services for adolescents and other underserved populations.

  • prevention and treatment services to rural and urban Indian communities.

  • the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program.

We will monitor trends in drug use and provide that information to public health and other officials involved in prevention and treatment.

HHS Agencies contributing to this objective:


We will conduct research to:

  • learn more about the causes of and risk factors for drug addiction (e.g., genetic, biological, and socioeconomic) and translate that knowledge into prevention and treatment methods.

  • design better prevention and treatment strategies and services (e.g., medication for treatment and behavioral modification strategies).

  • understand drug use patterns to adapt treatment to community needs.