Believe in how you see yourself instead of how the world sees you.
A character is beaten up at a bar. Viewers are told about a teen who is stabbed to death, one who was kidnapped. Implication of a recurring sexual crime to a minor and references to pedophile activities. Suicide, with blood.
Photograph of a nude woman (breasts exposed) who is supposed to be a teen. A man is completely naked, his backside revealed. Sex act is described literally.
Strong language includes several uses of "s--t" and "f--k." "Jesus!" used as an exclamation.
A Chrysler LeBaron convertible is shown repeatedly, but it doesn't come off as particularly cool.
Upon discovering an unknown drug that's a clue, the detective takes it and likes how it makes him feel -- so he takes it a second time (after he's been warned it's addictive). Bong shown on the table at a small gathering. Smoking, including by a teen. Constant drinking to demonstrate depression and feeling like a failure.