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Justice-Involved Women with Co-Occurring Disorders and Their Children Treating Women with Co-Occurring Disorders Involved in the Justice System and Their Children

  title={Justice-Involved Women with Co-Occurring Disorders and Their Children Treating Women with Co-Occurring Disorders Involved in the Justice System and Their Children},
  author={Holly A. Hills},
Women with “co-occurring disorders” are a diverse group—they may have major depression, bipolar disorder, or posttraumatic stress disorder, in addition to their addiction to one or more drugs. Some suffer from psychotic spectrum disorders, including schizophrenia. Treatment of their complex, interactive disorders will span a several year period and involve admissions to hospitals, participation in community programs, and, very possibly, episodic incarcerations. Female detainees have twice the… 


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  • American Correctional Association
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