What proportion of people who are incarcerated have substance use disorders?
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- The estimated rates of substance use in incarcerated individuals varies across studies
- Some research shows that about 65% percent of people in prison in the US have an active substance use disorder
- An additional 20% of people in prison do not meet the official criteria for a substance use disorder, although they were under the influence of a substance (alcohol or drugs) at the time that they engaged in behavior that broke the law
- Read more here https://nida.nih.gov/publications/drugfacts/criminal-justice