• 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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Lewis  Mehl-Madrona
MD, PhD

Graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and trained in family medicine, psychiatry, and clinical psychology.  He has been studying traditional healing and healers since his early days and has written about their work and the process of healing.  His goal is to bring the wisdom of indigenous peoples about healing to transform medicine and psychology.  He has been on the faculty of several medical schools.  He is the author of Coyote Medicine, Coyote Healing and Coyote Wisdom, a trilogy of books on what Native culture has to offer the modern world. His most recent book, with Barbara Mainguy, is Remapping Your Mind: the Neuroscience of Self-Transformation through Story.