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National Drug Control Strategy 20192019 National Drug Control Strategy new!
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 size of the drug-using population; 2) Reducing barriers to treatment services; and 3) Reducing the availablity of drugs of abuse. Read the full report.

2018 Methamphetamine in Washington new!
This report presents the scope of methamphetamine use; reviews harms associated with use; describes characteristics of users, their treatment utilization and needs; and reviews current approaches for treating methamphetamine use disorder. Finally, it notes key issues to consider when developing strategies aimed at reducing the use of and harms associated with methamphetamine use in Washington. Read the full report.

2018 Threat Assessment report2018 DEA National Drug Threat Assessment new!
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 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.

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