• 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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Sam  Louie
MA, LMHC

Sam Louie is a psychotherapist and diversity cultural consultant focusing on multicultural issues and addictions. Prior to therapy, Sam spent more than twelve years as an Emmy Award-Winning broadcast news journalist. He has researched, produced, and reported on a number of mental health stories dealing with Asian gambling addiction, men’s depression, and addiction recovery programs. He is also the author of Asian Shame & Addiction: Suffering in Silence.