• 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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Phyllis A. Gardner
PhD

Phyllis A. Gardner, PhD, is president of IC&RC, which has protected the public since 1981 by establishing standards and facilitating reciprocity for the credentialing of addiction-related professionals. Gardner holds a doctoral degree in sociology from Texas Woman’s University and is a licensed chemical dependency counselor, certified clinical supervisor, and certified advanced addictions counselor. She has served the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals in various capacities since 1990 and is a past president of the Texas Association of Addiction & Prevention Professionals.

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