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Gil Kerlikowske

“We have to recognize that giving people education, economic opportunity, better health care, and so forth can all work to improve the quality of life and make sure that in prevention mode young people are getting the right message about what the future is.”

R. Gil Kerlikowske is director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy for the White House. He has focused on a holistic approach to combating drug use, such as advocating treatment and prevention programs and innovative criminal justice reforms that break the cycle of drug use, crime, and incarceration.