White House targets heroin, painkillers in 2014 drug control policy

July 10, 2014 3:59 AM

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White House targets heroin, painkillers in 2014 drug control policy

ROANOKE, Va. -- The Obama administration is unveiling a 2014 drug control policy with a focus on promoting drug treatment programs, as well as stemming heroin use and prescription painkillers abuse.

The White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy's acting director Michael Botticelli outlined the administration's blueprint for limiting drug abuse Wednesday at a drug treatment facility in Roanoke, Virginia.

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