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NDIC's annual National Drug Threat Assessments gives policymakers and counterdrug executives timely, predictive reports on the threat of drugs, gangs, and violence. We synthesize the views of local, state, regional, and federal agencies to produce a comprehensive picture of these threats.

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National Drug Threat Assessment 2011
This assessment is a comprehensive assessment of the threat posed to the United States by the trafficking and abuse of illicit drugs. It was prepared through detailed analysis of the most recent law enforcement, intelligence, and public health data available to the National Drug Intelligence Center through the date of publication. It addressed emerging developments related to the trafficking and use of primary illicit substances of abuse, the nonmedical use of controlled prescription drugs, and the laundering of proceeds generated through illicit drug sales. It also addresses the role that transnational criminal organizations and organized gangs play in domestic drug trafficking, the significant role that the Southwest Border plays in the illicit drug trade, and the societal impact of drug abuse.
August 2011  2011-Q0317-001   PDF  (8,243 KB)

The Economic Impact of Illicit Drug Use on American Society
This assessment provides the Office of National Drug Control Policy and other federal officials with a broad and deep understanding of the full burden that illicit drug use places on our country. The assessment is conducted within a Cost of Illness framework that has guided work of this kind for several decades. As such, it monetizes the consequences of illicit drug use, thereby allowing its impact to be gauged relative to other social problems.
April 2011   2011-Q0317-002  PDF  (4,953 KB)

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