New Juvenile Drug Court in Lauderdale County, Alabama
Excerpt: Lauderdale County Circuit Judge Jimmy Sandlin said the top factor in acts of juvenile delinquency is substance abuse.
"Whether it's domestic violence, theft or truancy, there is the underlying thread of substance abuse that ties it all together," said Sandlin, the county's juvenile judge.
He hopes a new juvenile drug court scheduled to begin Sept. 1 will make a difference.
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And, seeming to support the Judge's comments, there is this article about drug addiction starting in teen years: