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In an effort to study ways to combat and treat drug misuse, substance use disorders, and the opioid crisis, President Donald J. Trump has issued an executive order to establish the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.

Among its responsibilities, the Commission will identify funding; identify underserved areas in relation to substance addiction and overdose treatment services; identify best practices relating to preventing addiction through both education and drug monitoring programs; determine effectiveness of youth education to prevent substance abuse; identify and evaluate existing federal programs relating to substance abuse and addiction; and make recommendations to improve federal response to the issues. The commission will be terminated 30 days following its final report, due 90 days after the executive order was signed (June 27, 2017).

This was reported by The United States White House on March 29, 2017.

Contact Information: The United States White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500; 202-456-1111; Website:

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