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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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In Focus: Drug Courts, OJJDP, March 2020
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Drug Courts, NIJ,OJJDP,BJA, January 2020
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Law Enforcement Looks to Research to Help Fight the Opioid Crisis, NIJ, November 2019
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Problem-Solving Courts: Fighting Crime by Treating the Offender, NIJ, September 2019
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Best Practices in Novel Psychoactive Substances Testing for Laboratory Practitioners, NIJ-Sponsored, September 2019
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