• 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).


Denny  Cecil-Van Den Heuvel

Denny Cecil-Van Den Heuvel, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, NCC, also known as Dr. Denny, received her master's of education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1991. She attained her license in North Carolina and continues to hold that license. She received her PhD in counselor education with a minor in psychology at North Carolina State University. Dr. Denny has served as president of the Mental Health Counseling Association of Palm Beach County for two years and is currently the past president of the Florida Mental Health Association. Currently, she serves on the 491 Florida Licensure Board for Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.