• 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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John  Gallagher
MSW, LCDC (TX), LSW (PA)

John Gallagher, MSW, LCDC (TX), LSW (PA) is a Case Manager with the Tarrant County Drug Court in Fort Worth, Texas. Additionally, he is currently persuing his PhD in Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington where his research interests include exploring the racial dispairities in drug court outcomes and the ethical practices of chemical dependency treatment professionals.