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Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Today the White House hosted an Opioid Summit to discuss Administration-wide efforts to combat the opioid crisis. Members of President Trump’s Administration joined the Summit and detailed the actions they are undertaking to confront the opioid crisis on all possible fronts.

The Administration’s efforts to address drug addiction and opioid trafficking are focused on education and prevention, treatment and recovery, and law enforcement and interdiction. Deputy Secretary John Sullivan delivered remarks during a panel discussion focused on the latter issue-set, alongside Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Many of the illicit opioids that are killing American citizens are produced overseas, and are trafficked by criminal organizations that operate transnationally.

Addressing this dimension of the opioid crisis is the State Department’s highest drug-control priority. The State Department is committed to leveraging multiple tools and international partnerships to stop transnational criminal organizations, or TCOs, and the networks of criminal activity they perpetuate to traffic drugs and destroy American lives.

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Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Today the White House hosted an Opioid Summit to discuss Administration-wide efforts to combat the opioid crisis. Members of President Trump’s Administration joined the Summit and detailed the actions they are undertaking to confront the opioid crisis on all possible fronts.The Administration’s efforts to address drug addiction and opioid trafficking are focused on education and prevention, treatment and recovery, and law enforcement and interdiction. Deputy Secretary John Sullivan delivered remarks during a panel discussion focused on the latter issue-set, alongside Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.Many of the illicit opioids that are killing American citizens are produced overseas, and are trafficked by criminal organizations that operate transnationally.Addressing this dimension of the opioid crisis is the State Department’s highest drug-control priority. The State Department is committed to leveraging multiple tools and international partnerships to stop transnational criminal organizations, or TCOs, and the networks of criminal activity they perpetuate to traffic drugs and destroy American lives.