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2020 Drugs of Abuse2020 Drugs of Abuse: A DEA Resource Guide new!
This guide is designed to be a reliable resource on the most commonly misused drugs in the U.S. It provides information about the harms and consequences of drug use by describing a drug's effects on the body and mind, overdose potential, origin, legal status, and other key facts. It also offers a list of additional drug education and prevention resources. Read the guide.

NW HIDTA Threat Assessment2020 NW HIDTA Threat Assessment new!
This report presents information on availability and abuse of specified drugs, as well as the activities of Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs) and Money Laundering Organizations (MLOs) that harm the NW HIDTA region. It addresses population, transportation, geographic, and other characteristicts that contribute to the region’s designation as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. Read the full report.

2019 Emerging Threats Report2019 Emerging Threats Report: Status and Factors Affecting the U.S.
Prepared by National Emerging Threats Initiative, High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA). This report provides an update on national trends related to methamphetamine, cocaine (including crack), and opioids (heroin, as well as other natural and synthetic opioids). It also summarizes the impact of the dark web on these trends. Read the full report.

2019 National Drug Control Strategy2019 National Drug Control Strategy
This report from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) outlines how the U.S. federal government will reduce American fatalities caused by drug use. The strategy focuses on three complementary lines of effort: 1) Reducing the sizeof the drug-using population; 2) Reducing barriers to treatment services; and 3) Reducing the availablity of drugs of abuse. Read the full report.

Find these and other NW HIDTA and national reports and documents on the Publications page.