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Free Online Article Available on Substance Use Disorders After Detention

April 11, 2016

The American Journal of Public Health is providing free access to a new article by OJJDP-funded researchers that examines the health disparities in drug and alcohol use disorders of delinquent youth for as many as 12 years after detention (median age 28 years). The article is based on findings from the Northwestern Juvenile Project, a longitudinal study of a diverse sample of juvenile detainees. The researchers found that substance use disorders after detention differed markedly by sex, race/ethnicity, and substance abused. Most common substance use disorder changed as youth aged (from marijuana to alcohol).

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