• 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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Vicki  Berkus
MD, PhD, CEDS

Vicki Berkus, MD, PhD, CEDS, is a senior fellow for Remuda Ranch at The Meadows. In her previous role as medical services advisor at Remuda Ranch, Dr. Berkus served as a consultant, supervisor, program developer, speaker, and general advocate for continued excellence in the treatment of eating disorders. She specializes in adolescent and adult psychiatry, eating disorders full spectrum, and sports psychiatry. Dr. Berkus has also served as president of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) and is a current board member and head of the IAEDP education committee. Dr. Berkus has authored numerous articles, as well as the highly acclaimed book 10 Commitments to Mental Fitness.