Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Among Recently Booked Juvenile Detainees

Publication Date: 
February 2009
David E. Choate, Michael S. Shafer, Charles M. Katz

This special topic report examines the prevalence and characteristics of co-occurring substance abuse and mental health problems among juvenile detainees in Maricopa County. The findings come from the Co-occurring Disorder Addendum used during 2007. The findings reveal that almost 30 percent of juvenile detainees were at risk for a co-occurring disorder, and face significantly greater difficulties across a number of critical factors, including incarceration, homelessness, and victimization.

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Reports and Publications