• 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).


Maryjo  Brown

Maryjo is the Clinical Coordinator Adult and Geriatric Therapeutic Services at the Spruce Pavilion Reading Hospital, and Director of PAWS for Wellness Animal Assisted Therapy Services, Reading Health Systems in Reading, PA. Maryjo has been utilizing Animal Assisted Therapy within the practice of counseling for the past fourteen years. She was instrumental in developing a volunteer network of animal assist within the PAWS for Wellness Program. Maryjo is currently in the process of establishing certification in the area of animal assisted search and rescue.