The study indicates that 90 percent of males and nearly 80 percent of females who went through the detention center had been diagnosed with a substance use disorder at some point in their lives, according to the article. While males were more likely to have issues with alcohol or marijuana, females were more likely to struggle with:
“This points to an opportunity that if we had funds and resources to put toward preventive intervention and services during the correctional phase and care after people have been released from the system, that can really reach a sizable portion of people in need," said lead author Leah Welty, associate professor in preventive medicine and psychiatry and behavioral sciences. "Detention can be this place to intervene with preventive efforts to try to prevent subsequent development of substance abuse and dependence."
If you believe that your teenage daughter is abusing drugs or alcohol please contact Cottonwood Tucson. Our Sweetwater adolescent girls program is designed to help teenagers between the age of 13-17, and their families, recover from substance use disorders. For many years we have been helping teenage girls get their life back on track and in 2009 we restructured Sweetwater to be a 90 day program.