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In 1995, Dr. Busch was appointed Chairman of the Treatment and Research Committee
of Houston Crackdown, the Mayor's anti-drug initiative. In this role he sought to develop
a collection of measurements of drug abuse in the Houston area, as well as a catalogue
of all treatment resources in the area. With the appointment of former Houston Mayor
lee Brown under President Clinton, the City of Houston was able to participate in a City-
Federal partnership with the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Dr. Busch served
on this committee and noted that although anti-drug efforts and organizations, both
enforcement and demand-reduction were legion, most of the time these efforts operated
independently. His efforts subsequently focused on the executive function of promoting
communication between the various organizations and agencies involved in anti-drug
efforts. In 2004, the Houston Harris County Office of Drug Policy was created and Dr.
Busch was appointed as Chairman. This Office has made it a mission promote anti-drug
efforts by enhancing communication, understanding, and planning between the various
drug prevention, treatment, and enforcement efforts in the area. 



 

John Walters, Head of ONDCP appointed by President George W. Bush, with Gerald Busch MD.

John Walters, Head of ONDCP appointed by President George W. Bush, with Gerald Busch MD.


Beginning in 2005, after a conference in the combined efforts of the City of Houston and Harris County to control the supply of and demand for substances of abuse, hosted by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Dr Busch was appointed Chairman of the newly formed Houston-Harris County Office of Drug Policy (HHCODP).  This office allowed more extensive "cross-talk" among the various city and county treatment, prevention, and enforcement resources in the area in their efforts to curtail substance abuse use and traffic in the Houston Harris County area.  


Gerald Busch with former Houston DEA Special Agent in Charge Javier Pena

Dr. Busch with former Houston DEA Special Agent in Charge Javier Pena.  



References and Documents

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