Why the White House has shifted its policy on tackling drug use β and why itβs not alone
Janill Gilbert stashed this in Health
Over the past few years, the White House has shifted its drug policy away from putting low-level offenders in jail and prison and toward helping them access addiction treatment -- an approach that dovetails with the life of acting drug czar Michael Botticelli, a recovering alcoholic.
It's a strategy has a rare distinction nowadays: it has been embraced by both Republicans and Democrats.
"You just canβt bust enough people to solve this problem,β Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich said in January.