Extent of drug abuse among juvenile offenders Article

Winters, KC, Weller, CL, Meland, JA. (1993). Extent of drug abuse among juvenile offenders . 23(3), 515-524. 10.1177/002204269302300310

cited authors

  • Winters, KC; Weller, CL; Meland, JA

fiu authors


  • The extent of drug abuse problem severity was measured in a sample of juvenile detention detainees. Contrary to existing studies that mostly focus on drug use consumption patterns in juvenile detainees, the present study quantified problem severity based on an adolescent drug abuse scale score. Findings indicate that among valid questionnaires, about 50% of the juvenile detainees scored in a elevated range, indicating a possible need for drug abuse treatment. Issues related to the measurement of problem severity and resulting treatment needs of youth held in juvenile detention settings are discussed. © 1993, Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • January 1, 1993

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start page

  • 515

end page

  • 524


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