Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
Michael Botticelli, MEd, has more than two decades of experience supporting Americans who have been affected by substance use disorders. He was confirmed as Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in February 2015, having previously served more than two years as Acting Director and Deputy Director. In response to the national opioid epidemic, Mr. Botticelli has coordinated actions across the federal government to reduce Rx drug abuse, heroin use and related overdoses. These include supporting community-based prevention efforts; educating prescribers and the public about preventing Rx drug abuse; expanding use of the lifesaving overdose-reversal drug naloxone by law enforcement and other first responders; and increasing access to medication-assisted treatment and recovery support services to help individuals sustain their recovery from opioid use disorders. Prior to joining ONDCP, Mr. Botticelli served as Director of the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Mr. Botticelli holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Siena College and a Master of Education degree from St. Lawrence University. He has been in long-term recovery from a substance use disorder, celebrating more than 26 years of sobriety.