The White House Drug Control Policy Director R. Gil Kerlikowske today said that cocaine use has declined 39% since 2006 in the U.S. He said the decrease was part of an overall decline in drug use in the country.
He made his remarks during a discussion on Obama Administration efforts to combat drug trafficking in the Americas. The White House shifted drug control strategy to focus more prevention and treatment and less on law enforcement in 2010. An updated strategy released earlier this year included a greater focus on strengthening international efforts.
The Center for Strategic & International Studies hosts this forum.