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March 28, 2022

President Biden Calls for Increased Funding to Address Addiction and the Overdose Epidemic

On March 28, 2022, President Biden released his FY 2023 budget request to Congress, which calls for a historic investment of $42.5 billion for National Drug Control Program agencies, a $3.2 billion increase over the FY 2022 continuing resolution level at a time when overdose deaths, driven primarily by illicitly manufactured synthetic drugs, have reached a record high. This increased funding would support the expansion of evidence-based prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and recovery support services, with targeted investments to support underserved communities. The budget also includes an increase in funding for efforts to reduce the supply of illicit drugs like fentanyl and stop drug trafficking.

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