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The DDB has a significant role in helping attain the Filipinos’ collective societal vision. All of the agency’s efforts falling under its drug demand reduction and civic awareness and response pillars accomplish the tasks set to initiate anti-drug abuse advocacies and information campaigns.

Preventive education programs all seek to discourage users and impending abusers from experimenting with illicit substances or continuing to abuse them. It is a subset of drug demand reduction. These strategies complement the approaches employed in reducing consumer demand for controlled substances. The Board utilizes policies and programs which seek reduction of desire to obtain and use illegal drugs.