Federal Drug Threat Assessment Says Heroin, Pot, Meth Abuse Up


In a new edition of the National Drug Threat Assessment, the Justice Department’s National Drug Intelligence Center says that the abuse of major illicit drugs, including heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine, appear to be increasing. Another federal survey, released yesterday, said that methamphetamine abuse is down, however.

Among other major conclusions in the report: Mexican-based transnational criminal organizations dominate the supply, trafficking, and wholesale distribution of most illicit drugs in the U.S.; the southwest border remains the primary gateway for moving illicit drugs into the U.S., and overall, drug availability is increasing.

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