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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

Spreading the Word on Novel Drugs, NIJ, August 2019
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Extending the Period for Detecting Illicit Drugs in the Bloodstream, NIJ, July 2019
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Measuring the Criminal Justice System Impacts of the Increased Presence of Methamphetamine in the Bakken Oil Formation, NIJ-Sponsored,BJS-Sponsored, July 2019
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Just Science: 2019 NIJ R&D: Just Headspace Solid Phase Microextraction, NIJ-Sponsored, June 2019
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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: 2017 Annual Report, OJJDP, May 2019
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