At the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), all of the grant-making components are in some way involved in weakening the link between substance use and crime. They are involved in many collaborative efforts to address this problem, as it affects areas ranging from housing and work life to families and health. Learn more about OJP efforts and resources related to this topic below.
Programs & Initiatives
Following are examples of programs and initiatives from OJP and the OJP program offices related to this topic:
- Adult Drug Court Grant Program
- Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program
- Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program
- Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program
Training & Technical Assistance
Visit the following sites to learn about training and technical assistance services from and supported by OJP program offices:
Frequently Asked Questions
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration operates a telephone hotline and website to help you locate drug treatment programs throughout the United States. The hotline number is 800-662-HELP (4357). To access information via the Internet, visit FindTreatment.gov.
Statistics on heroin use in the United States can be found in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health annual report, produced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
If you are only seeking youth heroin usage statistics, please visit the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System and Monitoring the Future websites, which focus specifically on youth drug use.
Information and data on the amount of money spent on the purchase of illegal drugs can be found in What America's Users Spend on Illegal Drugs, 2006–2016, a report from the RAND Corporation completed with funding support from the Office of National Drug Control Policy.