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Drugs & Substance Abuse

Drug & Alcohol Crime & Offenses

The relationship between drugs and alcohol and crime is complex. Most directly, it is a crime to buy, use, possess, manufacture, or distribute illegal drugs (such as cocaine, heroin, and marijuana). The misuse of legal substances may also be connected to crime. For example, prescription drug abuse may be associated with a variety of crimes such as prescription forgery, illegal internet pharmacies, and drug theft. Similarly, alcohol, while legal for adults, may be used in a manner that constitutes a crime or status offense (i.e., while operating a vehicle or possession by a minor). Drugs and alcohol also impact crime indirectly via the effects they have on users’ behavior and by their association with violence and other illegal activity in connection with their manufacture, distribution, acquisition or consumption.



OJP Publications

Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2014, OJJDP, March 2018

Rapid and Reliable On-Site Drug Detection Using Aptamer-based Sensors, NIJ, March 2018

Florida Legislation Helps Reduce the Number of "Pill Mills", NIJ, February 2018

Synthetic Cathinones Stored in Biological Evidence Can Be Unstable, NIJ, February 2018

Distinguishing Between Structurally Similar Designer Drugs Using an Advanced Method of Chromatography, NIJ, February 2018

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