Obama drug-control plan to focus on women with children

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Obama drug-control plan to focus on women with children

Columbus Dispatch — National drug czar Gil Kerlikowske brought welcome news for Virginia O’Keefe and the women and children at Amethyst today.

One of the three groups at the heart of President Barack Obama’s 2011 national drug strategy is women with dependent children. The others are veterans and college-age young people.

“We are very supportive of family-based treatment,” Kerlikowske said at a news conference today at the Amethyst Family Treatment Residence, 50 Jefferson Ave. “It keeps families intact.”

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