"SABRE strikes a balance between enforcement, treatment and prevention through a tough, but smart, approach to substance abuse. Harsher drug distribution penalties will send a clear message to Virginians not to sell drugs. The mandatory treatment components will help break the destructive habits of addiction or abuse. The prevention effort will send the message of the dangers of drugs to those who have not yet fallen prey to the kingpins and their networks of dealers."
-Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore
Virginia's Balanced Approach to Drug Reduction
SABRE (Substance ABuse Reduction Effort) is a three-dimensional program of enforcement, treatment and prevention that targets drug dealers, as well as casual and chronic drug users in the Commonwealth. The legislation and funding components of the SABRE program became effective July 1, 2000.
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