R. Gil Kerlikowske

Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy 

Celebrating National Substance Abuse Prevention Month


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R. Gil Kerlikowske

This month, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is standing with President Obama and our public health partners to celebrate National Substance Abuse Prevention Month (PDF 349KB) in the month of October. As those in the public health community know, the best way to address some of the nation’s biggest health issues is…

What Women and Girls Should Know About Drug Use and HIV/AIDS

R. Gil Kerlikowske

Even with the unique challenges and stresses women and girls face in today’s society, informed and thoughtful decisions can help ensure women and girls are full and unhindered participants in this Nation’s race to win the future. Today, on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, it is important to raise awareness among women and…

Expanding Access to Evidence-Based Services for Injection Drug Users

Co-authored by Jeffrey S. Crowley We have known from the very beginning of the HIV epidemic that sharing needles and other drug-related paraphernalia is associated with transmission of HIV and other infectious diseases including hepatitis B and C. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that injection drug use accounts for 12%…