The 2024 DEA National Drug Threat Assessment outlines significant drug-related challenges, focusing on the lethal impact of synthetic opioids, particularly fentanyl. It details the dominance of major cartels in trafficking these substances into the U.S., contributing to a high number of overdose deaths. The report also discusses emerging trends in drug consumption and trafficking, including the rise of new psychoactive substances and the use of advanced technologies for distribution. For a detailed view, you can access the full report .