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Kids who end up in juvenile jail have high rates of drug dependency [Chicago Tribune]

Tuesday, March 22, 2016  
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A Northwestern Medicine study, which was recently published in the American Journal of Public Health, examined 1,829 youths who went through Cook County’s Juvenile Temporary Detention Center between 1995 and 1998. According to the study, by the time the group members reached their late 20s and early 30s, more than 9 in 10 males and more than 3 in 4 females were diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder.

 

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