• 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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Kate  McCalman
PLMSW

Kate McCalman, PLMSW, recently graduated from Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, and while there became passionate about a comprehensive health care approach for homeless and at-risk individuals. She now works as a therapist at a therapeutic day treatment site in a rural part of Arkansas.