Politics Obama drug strategy aims to change how Americans see drug abuse

President Obama's annual drug control strategy, released Wednesday, targets the rise of heroin but also seeks to portray drug abuse as a disease, not a moral failure.

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When Michael Botticelli, President Obama’s acting “drug czar,” unveiled the administration’s annual drug control strategy on Wednesday morning, he emphasized that “we cannot arrest or incarcerate our way out of the drug problem.”