Drug Czar | Definition

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee
Course: Introduction

The Drug Czar, also known as the Director of National Drug Control Policy, is a position within the Executive Office of the President of the United States.


The Drug Czar coordinates the federal government’s efforts to combat drug abuse and reduce the supply and demand for illegal drugs.

The Drug Czar is also responsible for developing and implementing the National Drug Control Strategy, which is a plan that outlines the federal government’s goals and strategies for addressing drug abuse and drug trafficking.

The Drug Czar is appointed by the President and serves as the President’s primary advisor on drug control issues. The Drug Czar works closely with federal agencies, state and local governments, and other stakeholders to implement the National Drug Control Strategy and to coordinate the efforts of the various agencies involved in drug control. They also serve as a spokesperson for the federal government on drug control issues. They work to educate the public about the dangers of drug abuse and the importance of preventing drug use.


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Last Modified: 01/09/2023

 

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