The Greater New Orleans Drug Demand Reduction Coalition is a citizen-led initiative to make New Orleans a healthier and safer community by reducing the demand for drugs, and the crime and social ills associated with it. This initiative involves a coordinated effort of prevention, treatment and enforcement to reduce demand and control drug use and the drug trade. Specific objectives in the New Orleans Drug Control Strategy are to:
• Promote healthy, safe and drug free youth, families and communities.
• Treat and heal those who are dependent on alcohol and other drugs, and restore their health, dignity and safety.
• Enhance public safety by reducing the supply of drugs, disrupting the illegal drug market and deterring illegal drug use by adults and youth.