- Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant, which supports state programs: level funded at $1.78 billion. That is of course, an effective cut given inflation and the increasing population.
- Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, which makes grants to local organizations and provides technical assistance and capacity building: cut by $15 million, or more than 7% in nominal dollars.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): $4 million increase in a $1 billion budget, far less than the rate of inflation. (Not that my heart bleeds -- NIDA's research agenda is distorted by ideology.)
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: $2 million increase in a $440 million budget, far less than inflation.
- State grants for Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities: eliminated.
- Alcohol use reduction grants: eliminated.
There were a couple of programs in the area that got funding increases -- the biggest chunk of which is for mandatory drug testing of students.
See my earlier post, Soft on Crime, for a hint about what this is actually going to do for government spending. Hint: prisons cost money.