HIDTA

Trump Plans to Slash Drug Policy Office Budget

The Trump Administration is planning to cut more than $340 million from the budget of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), CBS News reports. The administration will eliminate the agency’s grant-making capabilities, according to the article. Two grant programs–the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) and Drug-Free Communities (DFC)–would be relocated to,…

New Partnership Helps 17 States Share Information to Fight Heroin Crisis

A new federally funded program is partnering with police departments and health departments in 17 states in the northeast and beyond to share information quickly to respond to the heroin crisis. The new initiative, known as the Heroin Response Strategy, funded by the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program, has…

Some Areas With High Drug Overdose Death Rates Don’t Have Much Drug Trafficking

A new study finds some of the nation’s areas with high rates of drug overdose deaths do not have a corresponding high rate of drug trafficking. This suggests drugs are passing through counties with high rates of drug trafficking without affecting the death rates of people in those regions, the…