• Substance Use Treatment in Jails: Current Issues and Recommendations 

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that in 2014, 21.5 million people in the United States age twelve and older had at least one substance use disorder (SUD), as cited in Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ; 2015).

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  • Opiate Use: The Tip of the Iceberg for Adults in Jail

    Law enforcement officials and public health professionals are currently concentrating their efforts on reducing opiate use, and for good reason, but they may be overlooking even more prevalent substance use disorders (SUDs).

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Heidi  Allison

Heidi created the Chili Pepper Diet and supervised an independent research study comparing the effects of a chili pepper diet and a conventional low-fat diet.  The results of the study were analyzed by the UCLA School of Medicine Statistical/Biomathematical Consulting Clinic.  Heidi is a successful participant of this diet and has maintained a ninety-pound weight loss for over ten years.

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