President Trump Fighting For Drug-Free Communities
Families across the country are affected by the dangers of substance abuse and dependency. President Donald J. Trump’s was no different.
“I had a brother who had a really big alcohol problem,” the President said from the White House this afternoon. “A very tough thing for our family.” Now, a new crisis of addiction is leaving its mark on America: “Sadly, in 2017, an estimated 134 Americans die each day from opioid-related overdoses.”
Families across the country are affected by substance abuse, and President Trump’s was no different.
“[My brother Fred] had an addiction to alcohol . . . a very tough thing for our family.” The President is working with @ONDCP to create Drug-Free and safe communities for all. pic.twitter.com/zrdTpRFOKj
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 29, 2018
So today, in honor of the 20-year anniversary of the Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant awards, President Trump announced $91 million in grants to a record 731 local drug prevention groups across all 50 states. “We’ve never done anything to this extent. We’ve never done anything this large.”
The program works, the evidence shows. “The Drug-Free Communities Program is a proven success, cutting alcohol and prescription drug abuse by an average of nearly 20 percent among high-school students and participating communities,” President Trump said. “Incredible what they’ve been able to do.”