• 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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Michael J.  Burke
JD

Michael Burke is a motivational speaker and lecturer in the field of cross-addiction and compulsive gambling. Burke's former work experience includes twenty-five years as a practicing attorney specializing in legal problems of individuals suffering from substance abuse, a position on the Brighton Hospital Board of Directors, and leadership roles in many community organizations. He currently is a board member on the Michigan Association on Problem Gambling, the Michigan Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and the Michigan Health Professional Recovery Program. He has had articles published in the Huffington Post, the Guardian, Detroit Free Press, the Legal News, and the MBA and ABA journals. He has authored a book entitled Never Enough which was released by the American Bar Association in May 2008.