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Drugs & Substance Abuse Programs at a Glance
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Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) / Randomized Field Experiment

Refers to an experimental research design in which participants are randomly assigned to a treatment or a control group. Most social scientists consider random assignment to lead to the highest level of confidence that observed effects are the result of the program and not other variables.

Drugs & Substance Abuse

In 2012, an estimated 23.9 million Americans aged 12 and older were current (past month) illicit drug users; this represents 9.2% of the population aged 12 or older.[1] Illicit drugs include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, and prescription drugs used for non-medical purposes.

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OJP Publications

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 2017 Annual Report, OJJDP, May 2019
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Opioid Crisis: NIJ Resources for First Responders, NIJ, May 2019
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Identifying New Illicit Drugs and Sounding the Alarm in Real Time, NIJ, April 2019
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Effects of the Second Step Program in Middle School on Violence, Victimization, and Substance Use in High School, NIJ, April 2019
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Monitoring Changes in the Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) Market Through Enhanced Identification of Emerging Drugs and Their Metabolites in Biological Samples, NIJ-Sponsored, 2018
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