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In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal drug abuse prevention and education activities to determine: (1) how the federal government provides leadership and coordination; (2) which federal agencies are involved in these activities; (3) the amount each agency is spending and for what types of programs; and (4) how the federal government evaluates the programs.

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Recommendations

Matter for Congressional Consideration

Matter Status Comments
The Senate should adopt state and local reporting and technical assistance requirements, comparable to those included in H.R. 5. Congress should provide states with the authority to reduce or terminate funding in those cases where reasonable progress is not being made following the provision of such assistance.
Closed - Implemented
The Senate adopted state and local reporting and technical assistance requirements comparable to those included in H.R. 5, as recommended. Authority to terminate funding was not granted.

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