U.S. Government Accountability Office Drug Use Summary Report

What is the U.S. Government Accountability Office?

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the “congressional watchdog,” GAO examines how taxpayer dollars are spent and provides Congress and federal agencies with objective, reliable information to help the government save money and work more efficiently. Read more about the GAO here.

Where can I access the report?

The full report can be accessed here through the GAO website. There is also a quick find, key points version of the report found here [this is a concise two page read]. Information included in the report are (1) trends in drug misuse (2) costs and other effects of drug misuse on society and the economy, and (3) challenges the nation faces in addressing the drug