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New Hampshire Drug Threat Assessment Update

New Hampshire Drug Threat Assessment Update.Publication Date: April  2002

Document ID: 2002-S0377NH-001

Available New Hampshire Assessments
   2003 Update: May 2003
   2002 Update: April 2002
           Original: April 2001

Archived on:  January 1, 2006. This document may contain dated information. It remains available to provide access to historical materials.

This report is a brief update to the New Hampshire Drug Threat Assessment, which is a strategic assessment of the status and outlook of the drug threat to New Hampshire. Analytical judgment determined the threat posed by each drug type or category, taking into account the most current quantitative and qualitative information on availability, demand, production or cultivation, transportation, and distribution, as well as the effects of a particular drug on abusers and society as a whole. While NDIC sought to incorporate the latest available information, a time lag often exists between collection and publication of data. NDIC anticipates that this update will be useful to policymakers, law enforcement personnel, and treatment providers at the federal, state, and local levels. 

The New Hampshire Drug Threat Assessment was produced in May 2001 and is available on NDIC's web site or by contacting the NDIC dissemination line at 814-532-4541.

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Other Dangerous Drugs
  Diverted Pharmaceuticals




List of Tables 

Table 1. Drug-Related Treatment Admissions to Publicly Funded Facilities New Hampshire, 1994-1999


The distribution and abuse of illegal drugs and the diversion and abuse of pharmaceuticals pose serious threats to New Hampshire. Heroin has emerged as the most significant drug threat to the state because of the availability and abuse of high purity, low cost South American heroin. Cocaine remains a serious threat, and crack cocaine abuse is increasing. Marijuana is the most readily available and commonly abused drug in New Hampshire; however, marijuana poses less of a threat than heroin or cocaine because its effects are less debilitating and it is not commonly associated with violent crime. Other dangerous drugs, including MDMA, LSD, and diverted pharmaceuticals, currently represent minor threats to the state. The threat posed by methamphetamine is low, but there are indications that abuse and availability are increasing. 


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