Resources & Initiatives to Confront Drug-Trafficking
HIDTA funds help federal, state and local law enforcement organizations invest in infrastructure and joint initiatives to confront drug-trafficking organizations.
The key priorities of the program are:
- Assess regional drug threats;
- Design strategies to focus efforts that combat drug trafficking threats;
- Develop and fund initiatives to implement strategies;
- Facilitate coordination between federal, state and local efforts; to
- Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of drug control efforts to reduce or eliminate the harmful impact of drug trafficking.
The global drug trade exacts a terrible toll on the American people, threatening their families, their finances, and their freedoms. The illicit drug trade also poses a serious threat to our national security due to its ability to destabilize and corrupt governments and to diminish public safety in regions vital to U.S. interests.
Prevention - Stopping Initiation
Comprehensive and balanced drug policies can reduce the scale of both drug use and drug markets. Demand and supply reduction activities, including evidence-based prevention and early intervention programs, have resulted in fewer first time illicit drug users, significant reductions in youth drug use, and an increased perception of the health and social consequences associated with drug use.
Treatment Reducing Drug Abuse and Addiction
Improving access to treatment and ensuring the quality of treatment services are important steps in helping Americans obtain the care they need to achieve and maintain recovery from substance abuse.