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Inhalant Users: A Juvenile Justice Population of Special Risk  

Author:  Jane  Carlisle Maxwell.; Richard Spence.

Source: Volume 02, Number 05, September/October 2002 , pp.65-69(5)

Offender Substance Abuse Report

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The present study looks at inhalant use among juvenile offenders and how it influences delinquency. Multiple models show that young inhalant users are more likely than other types of drug users to commit every type of drug-related crime (according to the authors’ typology). Implications for treatment planning for this special group are provided, which combat the specific risks that these youth face.

Keywords: inhalant use

Affiliations:  1: University of Texas at Austin; 2: University of Texas at Austin.

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