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).
Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Solutions
Recovery, Las Vegas, an alcohol and drug treatment center that is accredited by
the Joint Commission and is part of the American Addiction Centers’ family
of treatment centers. He has formed
several non-profit organizations, which combat substance abuse by providing
education and awareness on addictive behavior, preventative methods, and the
economic, physical, and social consequences of mental illness and substance
abuse. He has served on the Governor’s Substance Abuse Working Group, the
Governor’s Rural Meth Action Team, the Board of Directors for
H.E.L.P. of Southern Nevada, and is the Community Partner for Roseman
University’s Drug Abuse Survey Pilot Program. He has been honored
with the Mayor’s Commendation and has received the Community Counseling
Center of Southern Nevada’s Vanguard Award.
U.S. Journal Training
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