• 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).


  • 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).


Margaret  Arana

A UCLA graduate in English Literature (summa cum laude), Maggie Arana was in a sexless relationship for many years and this experience provided the impetus for writing "Stop Calling Him Honey.." Her experience gives her a unique and personal viewpoint as to why so many couples fall into the Roommate Syndrome, even when they still love, respect and support each other.

Maggie written for various Los Angeles-based publications including Music Connection, the now-defunct BAM Magazine, and the AAA travel magazine, Westways. A long-time lover of alternative music, she was a member of legendary early goth-rock band Kommunity FK. Maggie also enjoyed several years in the public relations business where she worked as a staff writer.

Maggie lives in the Mount Washington area of Los Angeles with her two rescued cats and is in a very happy long-term relationship.

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