• 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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Patricia   Pitts
PhD

Nationally renowned expert in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and disordered eating and has developed and directed both inpatient and outpatient hospital eating disorder programs. In her 25+ years of treating eating disorders, she has addressed numerous national and international professional conferences and has appeared on Woman to Woman, Dr. Drew, NBC's Extra and numerous news programs. She was featured in the aired documentary "Prisoners of The Flesh" and currently serves as CEO of Bella Vita.