Arrest history as an indicator of adolescent/young adult substance use and HIV risk.

@article{TolouShams2007ArrestHA,
  title={Arrest history as an indicator of adolescent/young adult substance use and HIV risk.},
  author={Marina Tolou-Shams and Larry Brown and Glenn V. Gordon and Isabel Fernandez},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2007},
  volume={88 1},
  pages={87-90}
}
Juvenile offenders are particularly at risk for HIV because of their substantially high rates of risk behaviors, high rates of substance use disorders and psychopathology. Most studies have focused on risk behaviors among incarcerated youth. This study sought to determine if an arrest history could serve as a marker for HIV risk and substance abuse among a community-based sample of high-risk adolescents and young adults. Adolescents (N=1400; mean age=18 years) who participated in a larger multi… CONTINUE READING

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