• 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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Valerie A. Gruber
PhD, MPH

Valerie A. Gruber, PhD, MPH, is a professor at the University of California San Francisco, a UC Berkeley extension instructor, and a California-licensed psychologist with APA certification in the treatment of SUDs. She provides services, clinical supervision, program development, and research in SUD treatment programs integrated within mental health and medical settings.