Statement of Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Founder and Chair Emeritus of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse in New York City on the death of Nancy Reagan

Mar 07, 2016, 12:55 ET from The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

NEW YORK, March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Nancy Reagan was dedicated to protecting children and teens from the dangers of drug use.  Her 'Just Say No' campaign sparked the greatest decline in drug use among teens in our nation's history from 1980 to 1990.  Nancy Reagan was an early member of the board of Directors of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse and an active participant in our efforts to alert the nation and especially parents and children to the importance of staying away from drug use."

About The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
We are a national nonprofit research and policy organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention and treatment of substance use and addiction. Founded in 1992 by former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, Joseph A. Califano, Jr., our interdisciplinary experts collaborate with others to promote effective policies and practices. We conduct and synthesize research, inform and guide the public, evaluate and improve health care, and analyze and recommend policies on substance use and addiction. For more information, visit www.CASAColumbia.org.

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