Operated by the National Institute of Justice, the CrimeSolutions website uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. Visit the Drugs & Substance Abuse section of the site to view research on program effectiveness reviewed and rated by CrimeSolutions Researchers and Reviewers.
Also visit the Drugs & Substance Abuse of our site for additional publications and resources.
Statistics on alcohol use by juveniles in the United States are available on the following sites:
You can report the sale of drugs on the Internet or emails advertising the sale of drugs to the following agencies:
- Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
- Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Diversion Control Division
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (for prescription drugs)
Additionally, the DEA has a toll-free international hotline to report the illegal sale and abuse of pharmaceutical drugs: 1-877-RxAbuse (1-877-792-2873).
Finally, you may also anonymously report drug activity to the DEA via the DEA's Submit a Tip website.
Information on children found at methamphetamine labs can be found in Children at Clandestine Methamphetamine Labs: Helping Meth's Youngest Victims from the Office for Victims of Crime. For additional information, visit the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children website.
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions website provides results of rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services.
Go to CrimeSolutions to find:
- Research on the effectiveness of programs and practices as reviewed by CrimeSolutions.gov researchers and reviewers
- Easily understandable ratings (Effective, Promising, No Effects) based on the evidence that indicates whether a program or practice achieves its goals
- Key program and practice information and research findings
For youth programs, see the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Model Program Guide.
Information about juvenile drug courts is accessible in the Juvenile Drug Courts Practice Profile on the CrimeSolutions website.
See the following resources to learn more about juvenile drug court efforts and activities:
General information on drug treatment programs in correctional facilities is available on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation website.
To learn about programs within a specific correctional facility, contact the facility directly. You can locate facility contact information by visiting the respective state's Department of Corrections website.