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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

Prevention & Education

Substance abuse prevention and education programs aim to prevent individuals, particularly juveniles, from the harmful physical, social, and psychological consequences of drug and alcohol use or abuse. These programs, which may be implemented in communities, schools, faith-based settings, or the home, often seek to educate young people about the dangers posed by drugs and alcohol and change the behaviors that may lead to their abuse.



OJP Publications

Crime File: Drug Education, NIJ-Sponsored, December 2018
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Is Cannabis a Gateway Drug? Key Findings and Literature Review, NIJ, November 2018
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Chasing the Electronic Cigarette Dragon - Characterizing the Evolution and Impact of Design and Content, NIJ-Sponsored, September 2018

Long Term Effects of Drug Court Participation Evidence From a 15 Year Follow up of a Randomized Controlled Trial, NIJ-Sponsored, 2017

Effects of a Middle School Social-Emotional Learning Program on Bullying, Teen Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, and Substance Use in High School, Final Report, NIJ-Sponsored, October 2017

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Questions and Answers

Is information available on how to prevent individuals from driving while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs?
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Are there email newsletters that provide information on drug abuse prevention for parents?
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Where can I find information pertaining to U.S. efforts to combat drugs internationally?
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