›› High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas

High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) are areas within the United States which exhibit serious drug trafficking problems and harmfully impact other areas of the country. These areas were designated as a result of The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 and the ONDCP Reauthorization Act of 1998. The HIDTA Program provides additional federal resources to those areas to help eliminate or reduce drug trafficking and its harmful consequences.



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HIDTA Headquarters           
Southwest Border Regions


›› Meth Use by Region

Adult Meth use is significantly higher in the Western states.



›› Regional Variations

Drugs of choice and enforcement problems vary for different regions of the country. The chart below on method of taking meth by region illustrates this point.



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