NW HIDTA Publications & Resources

NW HIDTA Reports


2020 Drugs of Abuse2020 Drugs of Abuse: A DEA Resource Guide  
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.

2020 NW HIDTA Threat Assessment2020 NW HIDTA Threat Assessment
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.

WA Marijuana Impact ReportWashington State Marijuana Impact Report, Volume 2, 2017
NW HIDTA's second report on the impacts of legalization of marijuana in Washington examines ten topics: legal overview, regulatory overview, youth impacts, adult impacts, impaired driving, diversion, marijuana-related crime, environmental impacts, the current markets, and the upcoming markets. Read the report here.

Washington State Marijuana Impact Report, Volume 1, 2016
The first report in NW HIDTA's series on state marijuana impact (features same content sections as the 2017 report above).Read the report here.

MJ News Bulletin
Marijuana News Bulletin, 2017 (Vol. 1, Issue 2)
Semi-regular newsletter focused on providing the latest news and information about recreational and medical marijuana and the impacts they have on Washington State. Topics include treatment, prevention, education, research, enforcement, emerging business markets, and more.

NW HIDTA Prevention Materials

Drug Resource GuideDrug Resource Guide: Quick Facts on Methamphetamine, Ecstasy, Heroin & Marijuana (Booklet, 2013)

Facts about Marijuana (Factsheet, 2012)

Life or Meth -- What's It Cost (Brochure) (Available en Español)

Marijuana: Stay It Straight! Myth vs. Fact (Brochure, 2016)

Which Do You Want? Meth Teeth, Healthy Teeth (Brochure, 2005)

National Resources


2019 Emerging Threats Report2019 Emerging Threats Report: Status and Factors Affecting the U.S
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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 DEA emerging threat

2019 Drug Enforcement Administration Emerging Threat Report, Mid-year
This report, compiled by the DEA's Special Testing and Research Laboratory's Emerging Trends Program, details drug evidence seized and analyzed in the 1st half of 2019. It is not representative of all evidence analyzed by the DEA, but is a quarterly snapshot of the new psychoactive substance market in the U.S. See also: 2018 Annual Emerging Threat Report | All archived reports

2019 National Drug Control Strategy
National Drug Control Strategy 2019This 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 size of the drug-using population; 2) Reducing barriers to treatment services; and 3) Reducing the availablity of drugs of abuse.

2018 DEA National Drug Threat Assessment
Report from the national Drug Enforcement Administration provides a yearly assessment of the many challenges local communities face related to drug abuse and drug trafficking. Highlights in the report include usage and trafficking trends for drugs such as prescription drugs, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and the hundreds of synthetic drugs. Read the full 2018 report here and a summary of key findings here.

2017 DEA Threat Assessment report2017 DEA National Drug Threat Assessment
Report from the national Drug Enforcement Administration provides a yearly assessment of the many challenges local communities face related to drug abuse and drug trafficking. Highlights in the report include usage and trafficking trends for drugs such as prescription drugs, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and the hundreds of synthetic drugs.

2017 DEA Drugs of AbuseDrugs of Abuse: A DEA Resource Guide
This comprehensive guide, updated in 2017, is designed to be a reliable resource on the most commonly abused and misused drugs in the United States. It provides important 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.

Just Think Twice
The DEA's website for teens. Provides credible information about the harmful effects of drug use. The site includes information about various drugs, including facts and fiction about drugs, the consequences of drug use, as well as topics about addiction, impaired driving, and true stories about teens that have had drug problems.

Get Smart About Drugs
The DEA's website for parents. Provides valuable drug education information for parents, educators, and caregivers to further help identify drug use, drug paraphernalia, warning signs of drug use, and the harmful side effects of the most commonly abused drugs.