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ONDCP Releases 2020 Report on Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Program

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) recently released their 2020 DFC National Cross-Site Evaluation: End-of-Year Report. Approximately 1 in 5 Americans were living in a community with a Drug-Free Communities (DFC) coalition in 2020 and the program utilized nearly 30,200 people to engage in youth substance use prevention. In addition, DFC coalitions met the goal of significantly increasing the percentage of middle school and high school youth who chose not to use substances. Data indicated a significant decrease in alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use since the DFC program’s creation in 1997, and an increase in school youth choosing not to misuse prescription drugs. The report includes background on the DFC program, community context, efforts to build capacity, strategy implementation, findings from an outcome evaluation, DFC coalition efforts during COVID-19, and more. Read more

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