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).
John O’NeillEdD LCSW
Director of Addiction Services at Menninger, Dr. O'Neill is a licensed clinical social worker, chemical dependency counselor and a certified addiction counselor (sex addiction). He has developed and presented more than 75 programs on such subjects as anxiety and addiction, attachment theory and substance use, family dynamics, trauma and sexual addiction and has contributed to articles and stories in the Houston Chronicle, Denver Post, Washington Post, Houston Medical Journal, WebMD, and many other publications. He manages the employee assistance program services for a major league baseball team and for minor league baseball umpires, and has appeared, among others, on ESPN, National Public Radio, and Fox News.
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