I’ve been here for two months, I’m in special treatment because I wasn’t doing the work I was supposed to be doing in the 12-step program. I’ve been doing drugs since I was 12– weed, meth, alcohol.

Both of my parents have been drug abusers, my mom is in rehab in California. My dad is an electrician, he lives here [in Idaho]. I am convicted of petty theft, battery and assault. I was in detention on and off for a year, then I spent 8 months at Patriot [Treatment Center]. My dad has visited me once.

– J, age 15

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