Resources - Research

2007 National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse XII: Teens and Parents
This 12th annual “back-to-school survey” continues the unique effort of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University to track attitudes of teens and those, like parents, who influence them.

Agency for Healthcare Research
Formerly called the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, the Agency for Healthcare Research
and Quality (AHRQ) sponsors and conducts research to provide evidence-based health information for
patients, health care providers, and policymakers alike. The agency’s Web site makes it easier to find a
variety of information in areas ranging from children’s health to choosing a health plan.


National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA's mission is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

No Safe Haven: Children of Substance-Abusing Parents
This study examines the connection between parental substance abuse and child abuse and neglect. It explores the consequences for parents and children and ramifications for policy and practice at the federal, state and local levels.

Substance Abuse Policy Research Program
The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) is an electronic resource that provides authoritative, detailed, and comparable information on alcohol-related policies in the United States, at both State and Federal levels.

The 1999 High School Student Drug and Alcohol Use Survey
This report describes the conduct and findings of an alcohol and drug use survey of high school students in the State of New Jersey.

The Impact of Managed Care on Addiction Treatment: An Analysis
Opiate addiction and the treatment of opioid dependence has received increased attention in recent years associated with the epidemic rise in the number of cases of opioid misuse, abuse, dependence, and over dose deaths in the United States.

Trends in Injection Drug Use Among Persons Entering Addiction Treatment --- New Jersey, 1992-1999
This report summarizes an analysis of trends in injection drug use among persons admitted to New Jersey addiction treatment programs during 1992--1999; the findings suggest substantial increases in injection use among young adult heroin users throughout the state and an increase in heroin use among young adults who reside in suburban and rural New Jersey.

Wasting Money, Wasting Lives: Calculating the Hidden Costs of Incarceration in New Jersey
This report is the first-ever analysis of the hidden and comprehensive costs of incarceration in New Jersey. In addition to the cost of prison beds (the usual measure of incarceration costs), the report examines hidden costs such as lost wages during the time people are incarcerated, lost lifetime wages that result from diminished employment opportunities, lost taxable income, and lost child support. At a time when the state is facing severe budget deficits and cutting critical social programs and services, the report finds that the state is losing literally billions of dollars in direct and hidden costs as a result of the harsh and ineffective overuse of incarceration. The report looks at costs state-wide and also provides a snapshot of costs for New Jersey’s largest city, Newark.


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