After one year of successful operation, ODAP was abolished by Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1977, effective March 31, 1978. Six ODAP staff members were transferred to a special drug-policy unit (Drug Policy Office) within the White House Domestic Policy Staff. The drug-policy staff continued to report to Dr. Bourne who became special assistant to the president for health issues.

(See also: Anslinger, Harry J. and U.S. Drug Policy)


Havemann, J. (1978). Carter's reorganization plans— Scrambling for turf. National Journal, 10 (20), 788794.

U.S. Executive Office of the President. Office of Drug Abuse Policy. (1978). 1978 Annual Report. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.

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