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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

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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Characterization and Abuse of Electronic Cigarettes: The Efficacy of "Personal Vaporizers" as an Illicit Drug Delivery System, NIJ-Sponsored, 2018
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Just Science Podcast: Episode 51: Just Classifying Emerging Compounds, NIJ-Sponsored, July 2018
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Just Science Podcast: Episode 52: Just Opioid Financial Burden on Crime Labs, NIJ-Sponsored, July 2018
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Notes from the Field - Opioid Crisis Police and Population-Level Intervention, NIJ, June 2018
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