Drug Trends in Washington State __________________________________________________. WSADCP 16 th Annual Fall Conference South Center Doubletree Tukwila, Washington October 18, 2013 Steven Freng, Psy.D., MSW NW HIDTA Prevention/Treatment Manager . What is a HIDTA?.
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Drug Trends in Washington State__________________________________________________
WSADCP 16th Annual Fall Conference
South Center Doubletree
October 18, 2013
Steven Freng, Psy.D., MSW
NW HIDTA Prevention/Treatment Manager
What is a HIDTA?
“HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA”
HIDTAs are part of the national drug control strategy. They are grant programs managed by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, awarded to geographic areas that are considered to be critical centers of drug production, manufacturing, importation, distribution and/or chronic consumption.
Task Force Support
Community Coalition Support
Public Education & Awareness
Drug Court Programs
Data Management & Evaluation
“Critical Events” registered with the
NW HIDTA by 61 L.E.A.s in 1998:
“Critical Events” registered by 156
L.E.A.s in 2011 & 2012:
Rx Opiates478 605
MDMA (Ecstasy) 129 98
SOURCE: Adapted by CESAR from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Results from the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed Tables, 2012. Available online at http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUH/2011SummNatFindDetTables/Index.aspx.
Source: DAWN Live!!!
Non-Med Use = Overmedication, Malicious poisoning, Other[Drug Abuse]
Methadose®, Dolophine®(methadone) Darvon®(propoxyphene)
“Ma” is a pictograph of two two plants under a shelter shelter
The herb is a “liberator of sin –
good for female weakness, gout,
rheumatism, malaria, beri beri, constipation and absent mindedness”.
Chinese Emperor , 2700 B.C.
Investigative Assistance Division
2012 Marijuana Eradication Statistics Statewide
C A N A D A
P U G E T
I D A H O
P A C I F I C
O C E A N
(As off February 27,2013)
O R E G O N
Total Plants Seized YTD 216,010
2013 Marijuana Eradication Statistics Statewide
Creates a Dedicated Marijuana Fund
Healthy Youth Survey
DBHR for prevention (evidence-based and emerging best practices) in consultation with SDRG
DOH for hotline, grants to local health departments for coordinated intervention strategies, and media campaign
UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute for web-based public education materials
WSIPP for cost-benefit analysis
WSLCB for administration
UW & WSU for research on effects of marijuana
WA Basic Health Plan
OSPI Building Bridges Program
OFM report says DBHR will use money for prevention
Tobacco Prevention & Control Account:
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids: www.tobaccofreekids.org/what_we_do/state_local/tobacco_settlement/washington
SOURCE: Adapted by CESAR from The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA), National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse XVII: Teens, 2012. Available online at http://www.casacolumbia.org/upload/2012/20120822teensurvey.pdf
With the demise of legal sanctions against use, some parents may choose to begin using marijuana, acting as an important new source of exposure for their adolescents. Parental use of marijuana in the last year is associated with their adolescent’s use during the same period.*
* Legalization of Marijuana: Potential Impact on Youth, American Academy of Pediatrics
marijuana as medicine
To find a participating location:
Previous Take Back Days in Washington State have received 53,451 pounds of unwanted medicines.
Previous Take Back Days nationwide have received 995,185 pounds (498.5 tons).
Municipalities and counties in 19 states have implemented programs
The Secure Medicine Take-back Bill (SSB 5234), requiring drug producers to fund a non-profit association that would dispose of medications, was introduced during the 2013 session and was reintroduced and retained in present status by resolution.
Marijuana Toolkit: www.wasavp.org