NW HIDTA Publications & Resources

NW HIDTA Reports

2018 Threat Assessment report2018 NW HIDTA Threat Assessment & Strategy
Combines law enforcement survey responses, reports from local health departments, and drug seizure data to assess the drug threats in Washington, and creates strategies to address them. The 2018 report includes sections on opioids and overdose, diversion of prescription pain medications, methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, and MDMA. Read the report here.

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)

Intelligence Bulletin: Tramadol: Potential for Abuse (Factsheet, 2013)

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

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

Methamphetamine Labs: Neighborhood Resource Guide (Brochure)

Methamphetamines: Fast Track to Nowhere (Brochure)

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

National Resources


2018 DEA National Drug Threat Assessment new!2018 Threat Assessment report
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.

2018 Threat Assessment report

Drug Enforcement Administration Emerging Threat Report, 3rd Quarter 2018 new!
This report, compiled by the DEA's Special Testing and Research Laboratory's Emerging Trends Program, details drug evidence seized and analyzed in the 3rd quarter of 2018. This 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: 2017 Annual Emergency Threat Report | All archived reports

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. Download the guide here.

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.