Prescription Drug Project
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) reports that “Prescription drug abuse is the Nation’s faster-growing drug problem and has been classified as an epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” The New England HIDTA Drug Threat Assessment has identified opioid abuse, primarily of heroin and controlled prescription opioids, as the most significant drug threat to the New England region. The New England HIDTA prescription drug project embraces a balanced strategy to effectively impact controlled prescription opioid drug abuse.
Both efforts enhance and expand the operations of the New England HIDTA task forces. These efforts generate awareness among the most vulnerable youth of our communities and target organizations whose illegitimate activities have a direct influence on the social order within the six New England states and nationwide.
The work of the New England HIDTA task forces has proven successful in removing dangerous drugs from our streets, apprehending fugitives living among us, and dismantling drug trafficking and money laundering organizations and criminal enterprises that prey on our communities.