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A Presidents-Day Look at How Recent Commanders-in-Chief Have Addressed Addiction in America

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 20, 2017 12:04:30 PM / by RU National posted in Recovery, Addiction, Treatment, Rehab, Presidents' Day, Enforcement

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It’s Presidents Day and regardless of how one may view the current occupant of the Oval Office, the Presidency is still among the most powerful, prestigious and revered institutions in the world. The bottom line is that when the President opens their mouth, the entire country and a majority of the world listens, including those affected by drug and alcohol addiction and their families. While the approach to addiction treatment in the US is experiencing constant innovation and refinement amid continuous research and clinical exploration, it has undergone an especially noticeable evolution over the past 30 years, both philosophically and practically. As America observes another Presidents’ Day, and 46 years after President Nixon declared war on drugs, it’s also worth observing what role our past few Chief Executives have had in this evolution.

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