No Final Victories forum
No Final Victories – Lessons from President Nixon’s Drug Abuse Initiatives

In response to the growing drug abuse problem in the late 1960s and early 1970s, President Richard Nixon’s created America’s first Drug Czar; enhanced law enforcement; and centralized programs for drug abuse education, treatment, rehabilitation, research, and training.

A panel of officials from that era, including John Coleman, a 33-year career officer with the Federal Bureau of Narcotics; Jeffrey Donfeld, Assistant Director, Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention (1972–73), and Dr. Robert DuPont, Founding Administrator, Narcotics Treatment Administration (1970–73), discuss the shifts in focus that produced dramatic results, but no final victories.

Filmed on May 4, 2018 at the National Archives Building in Washington DC.

Presented by the National Archives and Records Administration and the Richard Nixon Foundation.