By Maegan Vazquez
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy outlined on Thursday its top priorities for combating illicit drug abuse and distribution in the United States in the office's first National Drug Control Strategy.
The release of the report comes the same day that the drug control office's first permanent director since the Obama administration, Jim Carroll, was sworn-in by Vice President Mike Pence."Our No. 1 goal is to save American lives, and this comprehensive plan reaffirms President Trump's commitment to addressing the opioid crisis aggressively and in partnership with our partners across the nation," Carroll said in a statement regarding the strategy's release.