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NCJ Number: 98053 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Use and Problems With the Law in Adolescent Inpatients
Journal: Corrective and Social Psychiatry and Journal of Behavior Technology Methods and Therapy  Volume:31  Issue:3  Dated:(July 1985)  Pages:103-107
Author(s): M J Little; S R Batey; H H Wright
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 5
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This was a retrospective study of 148 adolescents discharged from a psychiatric facility between January 1976 and June 1983.
Abstract: The patients were 13 to 17 years of age; 55% were male, with a racial distribution of 87% white, 12% black and 1% of oriental extraction. The most common referral problems included school problems (28%), unmanageable behavior (24%), depression (20%), drug and alcohol related problems (18%), and aggression (15%). A history of problems with the law was present in 35% of the population with 65% of that group being males. Of patients with problems with the law, 67% had a history of illicit drug use with 50% using two or more drugs. The most commonly used street drugs prior to admission were marijuana (37%), alcohol (30%), sedative-hypnotics (18%), psychostimulants (12%), and hallucinogens ('%). There was a significant correlation between drug use and problems with the law. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Drug Related Crime; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug use
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